An extremely rare and exquisite 'bai furong' ink rest, by Zhou Bin
Kangxi, dated early summer of 1706
The stone of an attractive semi-translucent ivory white colour, exquisitely carved in a rectangular shape and worked on all sides in extraordinary detail, the upper surface intricately incised with an elaborate bafenshu inscription, the reverse with finely worked taotie, ruyi-head and C-scroll motifs, flanked at the sides with further archaistics scrolls, four-character inscription bingxu chuxia corresponding to the early summer of 1706, the reverse with a Zhou Bin zuogu signature of the carver and subject matter, all supported on an exquisitely carved zitan stand with four compressed globular feet at the ends, the central reticulated panel framing a bamboo shoot issuing offsprings of bamboo with leaves, the sides with alternating inverted ruyi-head scrolls.
6.7cm long (2).
HK$ 3 million - 5 million
US$ 390,000 - 640,000
£260,000 - 430,000
Chinese Works of Art
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