677
677
A SOAPSTONE SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY SIGNED SHANGJUN
Estimation
20 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
677
A SOAPSTONE SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY SIGNED SHANGJUN
Estimation
20 00030 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A SOAPSTONE SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY SIGNED SHANGJUN
of rectangular form, finely carved to the top with a foreigner resting on a patterned cloth atop a recumbent elephant with its head turned to the right, all above a narrow band of confronting archaistic dragons against a ground of chevrons, the seal face carved in baiwen style with fourteen characters reading feiwei wuyi zhishi you anneng yue youya zhisheng (without the leisure pursuits, how can one enjoy life), the stone of a soft caramel-yellow color accentuated with specks of cinnabar
Height 3 1/2  in., 8.8 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Hosokawa Morisada (1912-2005).

Exposition

Hosokawa Morisada Collection ten I – Kougana bunjinno sekai – Minshinno kaiga to shoseki, bunbougu [Morisada Hosokawa collection exhibition I – The elegant world of the literati – Paintings, calligraphy and scholar objects in Ming and Qing dynasty], Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kumamoto, 1992, cat. no. 71.

Bibliographie

Hosokawa Morisada, Ittokuroku [Wisdom in pieces], Tokyo, 1982, pl.4.

Important Chinese Art

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