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Two Boxes of Ink Blocks

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
1696
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Two Boxes of Ink Blocks, China, of various sizes and shapes, one box containing six ink blocks carved in relief and painted in light colors and gilt with the motif of five dragons listening to a preacher, signed "Zimo Xuan Zhi" (Made by the Purple Ink Studio); the other box containing five ink blocks, each carved with one of the five wise men in Chinese history, the reverse with carved and gilt inscriptions, dated "the fiftieth year of Qianlong" to the side.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

China, Purple Ink Studio, Xuan Zhi, preacher, Chinese ceramics, Qianlong Emperor

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