3402
3402
A SMALL BRONZE 'SCHOLAR'S ROCK' BRUSHREST
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
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3402
A SMALL BRONZE 'SCHOLAR'S ROCK' BRUSHREST
MING DYNASTY
Estimation
60 00080 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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A SMALL BRONZE 'SCHOLAR'S ROCK' BRUSHREST
MING DYNASTY
naturalistically cast in the form of a ‘scholar’s rock’ wrought out with vertical orientation, the bronze surface pitted with jagged crevices and patinated to a smooth variegated brown tone, wood stand
height 10.8 cm., 4 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, lot 32.

Description

A similar bronze 'scholar's rock' brushrest is in the British Museum, registration number 1986,0412.1.

This is a delightful example of a scholar’s plaything, probably serving a multi-purpose, as a brushrest, paper weight, and spiritual inspiration - as a constant reminder of the power and beauty of nature. It is uncertain how these objects were made, whether accidental castings or deliberate lost wax modellings.

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Ulrich Hausmann

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Hong Kong