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A Gathering of Literati's Playthings

HONG KONG – The fifth sale from this esteemed collection of scholarly objects, assembled since the 1960s, consists of 122 lots in a diverse variety of media, with estimates ranging from HK$5,000 to HK$3 million. Many are inscribed with rare marks that point to the exact maker or commissioner, and provide a window into the aesthetics and lifestyle of the literati class in the late Ming and Qing dynasty. The sale title, ‘Playthings’ (yiwan), pertains to a specific category of objects, usually of small proportion, intended to ornate the scholar desk or simply be enjoyed for their visual or tactile quality.

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection – Playthings

Hong Kong | 02 June