16 mars 2010

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century

A rare large inscribed duan stone scholar's rock. 18th/19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The vertical 'rock' well carved in low relief on one side with a vignette of bamboo, plum blossom, orchid and chrysanthemum, and inscribed with a poetic inscription signed Liqi Yu, with two seals shanxing (prunus) and shizhai, the purplish-brown stone with numerous pale grey-green eyes - 21 in. (53.5 cm.) high, wood stand - Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Provenance: E & J Frankel, Ltd., New York, late 1970s - early 1980s. ... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period Finely and intricately carved on one side with a group of Immortals and deities on a tree-trunk raft floating down turbulent waters, skilfully depicted by undulating surfaces and incised wavy lines, located within a picturesque lakeside palace landscaped with rockwork and pine trees, the 'eye' of the stone used to depict the moon, with two cranes in flight above clasping arrows in their beaks ready to drop... [Lire la suite]