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136
AN INSCRIBED BAMBOO WRISTREST
QING DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 62,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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136
AN INSCRIBED BAMBOO WRISTREST
QING DYNASTY
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 62,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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AN INSCRIBED BAMBOO WRISTREST
QING DYNASTY
of curved rectangular form, the bamboo with an attractive patina of a warm honey-brown tone, the convex side incised with five stems of leafy bamboo, inscribed on the right in clerical script with an excerpt of a poem by the 9th century Tang dynasty poet Chen Tao
20.1 cm., 7 7/8  in.
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Description

The poem on this wristrest is by the Tang dynasty poet Chen Tao. It may be translated as follows:

          I tire not of the Green-Jade Lord in the eastern valley;
          the two fenghuang on the Altar of Heaven are heard from time to time.
          One peak seems, in the dawn, to pay court to the immortals,
          and the green nodes [of its bamboo] lean on the crimson clouds. 

A related bamboo wristrest attributed to the early-Qing period is illustrated in Uncanny Ingenuity and Celestial Feats: The Carvings of Ming and Qing Dynasties (Art of Bamboo, Wood and Fruit Stone Carving), Taipei, 2007, pl. 17; another example, simply carved with a plum branch motif, is included in Simon Kwan, Ming and Qing Bamboo, Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 149; and four wristrests of this form, attributed to the Qing dynasty, are published in Ip Yee and Laurence C.S. Tam, Chinese Bamboo Carving, Hong Kong, 1978 and 1982, part 1, pls. 154-157.

Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III

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Hong Kong