Lot 27
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A 'CHICKEN BONE' AND BLACK JADE 'LAOZI' INSCRIBED BOULDER QING DYNASTY

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
Sold
125,000 USD
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Description

the stone oriented as a horizontal mountain landscape, one side carved in high relief with a steep path cutting down the center, a fortified gate at the top of the path, Laozi astride a buffalo traveling farther down the path accompanied by an attendant carrying a bundle and a double gourd on a stick, gnarled pine trees growing from the craggy bluffs to either side, a poem composed by the Qianlong Emperor inscribed on a rock face overhead, the reverse carved with further high-relief pine trees, incised vegetation, and a stream flowing under a small openwork bridge, the stone an opaque creamy beige with patches of russet and black particularly to one side, zitan stand (2)
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