Lot 1155
A Chinese Scholar's Rock
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An organically formed craggy rock form with large arched billowing top over a more narrow body, embodying a much larger craggy boulder often seen in nature and in classic Chinese art, the rock balances perfectly in its custom fitted carved wooden base.

HOA 10 in.

Private Collection

Chinese scholars did not often go out into nature, but studied and meditated on these items in their studios, such as rocks, which represented a microcosm of the universe. The rocks were often found in remote places, the finest coming from riverbeds or mountains with special features such as color tones, texture, or appearing like miniature mountains or other elements in nature.

Good estate condition; the stand with some wear and surface loss to back.