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A SMALL SOAPSTONE SCHOLAR’S ROCK
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
143
A SMALL SOAPSTONE SCHOLAR’S ROCK
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 225,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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Hong Kong

A SMALL SOAPSTONE SCHOLAR’S ROCK
QING DYNASTY
the stone of an even cream-beige tone with natural inclusions and veining, naturalistically modelled as a mountainous peak rising up in layers, further incised at the folds with small ‘moss dots’ imitating foliage, the base deftly carved from the rough greenish-grey skin, hongmu wood stand
h. 7 cm., 2 3/4  in.
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Provenance

W.H. Yeung & Co., Hong Kong, September 1986.

Catalogue Note

Soapstone scholar’s rocks are unusual, with the present piece a fine example of a microcosmic mountain more commonly found in lingbi, Taihu stone, ying and other types of stones. The material is fashioned with care, as well as being smoothed and patinated naturally over the centuries.

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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Hong Kong