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An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period | 清嘉慶 銅佛像龕

An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period | 清嘉慶 銅佛像龕

An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period | 清嘉慶 銅佛像龕

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An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele 

Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

清嘉慶 銅佛及菩薩像龕


木座題識:

傳形六朝銅像

嘉慶三年歲次戊午秋七月 望北平翁方綱觀並篆題 《蘇齋》

嘉慶四年三月中旬汀州 尹秉綬觀於京師寓齋

道光辛卯江夏葉海昌拜觀于佇月亭 《海昌》 《江夏外史》

嘉慶丙子十一月廿五海鹽橫山家屏谷茂午步蟾自碌石來攜此見示審是六朝時北朝之佛 二是造像之屬先是曹友山彥歸自杭州曽以語 余今獲見之古緣可慶□ 未張廷滲 《□未》


Height 7½ in., 19 cm

The stele is in good condition, with just typical oxidisation and general wear. The stand is in good condition with just minor age cracks and scratches.


整體品相良好,僅見正常氧化及使用痕跡。底座整體品相良好,僅見些許輕微因年代久遠產生裂及刮痕。


Because this lot was imported into the United States after September 1, 2020, it is subject to an import tariff of 7.5% of the value declared upon entry into the United States. $3,750, plus applicable sales tax will be included on your invoice unless you instruct Sotheby's to arrange shipping of the lot to a foreign address. For more information on the import tariff, please review the Symbol Key in the back of the catalogue. If you have any questions, please contact tariffs@sothebys.com.


由於本拍品在2020年9月1日之後進口到美國,所以買家可能需就本拍品支付進口關稅,金額為拍品進口美國當時申報價值的7.5%。除非您要求蘇富比安排運送拍品到美國境外之地址,否則發票上將包括3,750美元以及相關的銷售稅。如欲查詢進口關稅的更多信息,請查閱目錄背面的附錄。 如有任何疑問,敬請聯繫tariffs@sothebys.com


Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.


敬請注意,本拍品之木座、木框或其它木部件屬瀕危野生動植物種國際貿易公約(CITES)所列木種,

如出口至美國境外需申請相關CITES許可證。


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). 

Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.5.3.


吳權博士 (1910-1997) 收藏

吳蓮伯博物院,編號H.5.3

This rare scholar's object, a bronze cast of a Tang dynasty stone stele, had a specially made wood stand, which was inscribed in 1798, 1799, 1816, and 1831. This bronze cast was considered an imitation of a Six Dynasties bronze figure. The inscriptions on one side read:


‘Weng Fanggang admired and inscribed on the 15th [or 16th] day of the autumn 7th month of the wuwu year, third year of Jiaqing [1798]’. Signed with seal suzhai.


‘Yi Bingshou of Tingzhou admired from the capital residence in the middle of the 3rd month of the 4th year of Jiaqing [1799]’.


‘Ye Haichang of Jiangxia respectfully admired at the Moon Pavilion in the xinmao year of Daoguang [1831]’. Signed with seals haichang and jiangxia waishi.


And the other side reads:


‘On the 25th day of the 11th month of the bingzi year of Jiaqing [1816], at the Heng Mountain home, Haiyan, walked under the moon and through the mountains, this was brought to me. It’s a Northern Wei dynasty Buddha of the Six dynasties. As for the history of this sculpture, I was previously told by my friend Cao Shanyan after he returned from Hangzhou. Seeing this today, I

am glad it’s the destiny of archaism. Shuwei, Zhang Tingji’. Signed with seal Shuwei.