Lot 2803
  • 2803

A MINIATURE YING SCHOLAR'S ROCK MING – QING DYNASTY

Estimate
180,000 - 250,000 HKD
Sold
250,000 HKD
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Description

  • Ying rock
  • overall 9.9 cm, 3 7/8  in.
exquisitely wrought out with charming proportions, vertically oriented and standing boldly on a single tapered point, its jagged surface accentuated by deep crevasses, affixed to a lacquer stand

Catalogue Note

The inscription Touun ('Prancing cloud') on the cover of the Japanese wood box is written by Nagao Uzan (1864-1942), a Japanese calligrapher, painter and renowned scholar in Chinese study. The inscription to the inside of the cover can be translated as follows: 
          'Yingde rock dotted with dimples and depressions,
          Your beauty yet surpasses Lingbi.
          Outstanding among even the select few,
          Indeed how precious!
          Thoughts from the Gentleman of Yushan.'
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