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Auction: Auction 28.11.2005
was auctioned on: 28 November 2005
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Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$150,000
ca. US$15,475 - US$19,344
Price realised:  HK$144,000
ca. US$18,570
Lot number 1464, Views: 68

AN UNUSUAL CARVED AND INSCRIBED DUAN INKSTONE LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Of rectangular form, finely carved with dragons amidst waves in a narrow band around the palette, dipping downwards on the top and carved with the moon detailed by an 'eye' of greenish-yellow tone surrounded by wispy clouds, one vertical side incised with a long poem, followed by the characters, Zheng Ming ming , 'Inscribed (by) Zheng Ming', and the corresponding side with three seals of the artist, the hollowed base carved in high relief with eight cylinders of varying heights, each centred with an 'eye' and surrounded by clouds 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) long, jade-inset wood cover, Japanese wood box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 28.11.2005
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 2005
Address: Christie's
Hong Kong