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Lot 30 (TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism, 5th March 2021)

A DUAN ‘CRANE AND LOTUS’ INKSTONE AND COVER, QING
清代仙鶴蓮花端硯

China, 1644-1912. Of rectangular form, the cover carved in high relief with a crane, water reeds, and lotus with buds, leaves, and a flower, cleverly utilizing grayish-white natural shadings in the stone to highlight essential elements of the depiction.

Provenance: Old Dutch private collection. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017.
Condition: Good condition with old wear and surface scratches mostly to base, scattered nicks to edges, natural veins and clouds.

Weight: 896.2 g
Dimensions: Size 14.6 x 9.9 cm

Auction result comparison: A duan inkstone of larger size with relief carving using inclusions in the stone was sold by Christie’s New York in Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum on 15 March 2017, lot 522, for USD 187,500. Also compare with a duan stone panel with similar multi-tone relief carving sold by Christie’s London in The Art of China: Including Private English Collections on 14-21 February 2019, lot 86, for GBP 4,375, and a duan table screen with similar relief carving sold by Bonhams London in Fine Chinese Art on 9 November 2017, lot 110, for GBP 6,250.

清代仙鶴蓮花端硯
中國,1644-1912年。長方形,蓋上雕刻著仙鶴、荷花以及花蕾,樹葉和花朵,巧妙地利用石頭中的灰白色自然陰影來突出描繪的基本元素。

來源:荷蘭私人收藏,現藏家2017年購於上述收藏。
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損和表面划痕,主要是底部邊緣有刻痕。

重量:896.2 克
尺寸:14.6 x 9.9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:比較一個尺寸較大的浮雕端硯,於紐約佳士得Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum拍場,2017年3月15日,拍號522,售價USD 187,500。比較另一個相近多層次浮雕端石插屏,於2019年2月14至21日倫敦佳士得The Art of China: Including Private English Collections拍場,拍號86,售價GBP 4,375。以及一個相似的端石插屏,於2017年11月9日邦瀚斯Fine Chinese Art拍場,拍號110,售價GBP 6,250。

Starting price
€250
Estimate
€500
 

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China, 1644-1912. Of rectangular form, the cover carved in high relief with a crane, water reeds, and lotus with buds, leaves, and a flower, cleverly utilizing grayish-white natural shadings in the stone to highlight essential elements of the depiction.

Provenance: Old Dutch private collection. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2017.
Condition: Good condition with old wear and surface scratches mostly to base, scattered nicks to edges, natural veins and clouds.

Weight: 896.2 g
Dimensions: Size 14.6 x 9.9 cm

Auction result comparison: A duan inkstone of larger size with relief carving using inclusions in the stone was sold by Christie’s New York in Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum on 15 March 2017, lot 522, for USD 187,500. Also compare with a duan stone panel with similar multi-tone relief carving sold by Christie’s London in The Art of China: Including Private English Collections on 14-21 February 2019, lot 86, for GBP 4,375, and a duan table screen with similar relief carving sold by Bonhams London in Fine Chinese Art on 9 November 2017, lot 110, for GBP 6,250.

清代仙鶴蓮花端硯
中國,1644-1912年。長方形,蓋上雕刻著仙鶴、荷花以及花蕾,樹葉和花朵,巧妙地利用石頭中的灰白色自然陰影來突出描繪的基本元素。

來源:荷蘭私人收藏,現藏家2017年購於上述收藏。
品相:狀況良好,有舊磨損和表面划痕,主要是底部邊緣有刻痕。

重量:896.2 克
尺寸:14.6 x 9.9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:比較一個尺寸較大的浮雕端硯,於紐約佳士得Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum拍場,2017年3月15日,拍號522,售價USD 187,500。比較另一個相近多層次浮雕端石插屏,於2019年2月14至21日倫敦佳士得The Art of China: Including Private English Collections拍場,拍號86,售價GBP 4,375。以及一個相似的端石插屏,於2017年11月9日邦瀚斯Fine Chinese Art拍場,拍號110,售價GBP 6,250。

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