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$ 4,000

Chinese Scholar Taihu Rock on Stand

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 10 in; H. 21.5 in; D. 6 in;
W. 25.4 cm; H. 54.61 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
Condition Good. Natural surface wear and features as shown.
Creation Date late 19th century
Description An elegant Taihu scholar rock balanced on a custom wood stand, in a mushroom cloud form and full of grottoes. The weather-smoothed surface is of a whitish grey color and is interspersed with white veins and yellow calcification, in a most artistic way created by mother nature. Stones from Taihu lake has been collected and priced by Chinese scholars since Tang dynasty when using them in garden came in vogue. Later on smaller pieces like this one were displayed in the scholar's private study serving as a mini form of nature for meditation.
The novelty of the shape and unusual cavities that were weathered naturally through ages were highly appreciated as an inspiration to contain the nature in human's adobe.
The height with the stand is 21.5"; 15.5" without the stand.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 324967
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