A bamboo root sculpture Qing dynasty
Lot 341
A bamboo root sculpture Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 68,750 (US$ 8,865) inc. premium

Lot Details
A bamboo root sculpture Qing dynasty
A bamboo root sculpture
Qing dynasty
Naturalistically worked with artistic flair, the organic composition encapsulating the ideals of a scholar recluse, depicted rising from three irregular feet conjoining at the epicenter, the suspended body structure further extending outwards in twisted and knotted ends, the wood of a deep mahogany and sepia tone with natural grains.
28.2cm long.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Old Tianjin collection

    The current lot encapsulated the eccentricities and refined taste which were particularly favoured by the literati class. The unusual form is highly suggestive to whether it represents naturalistic beauty of freedom or pushing the restrictive boundaries of technical superiority. Such scholarly objects would have been displayed on a scholar's desk, inviting the viewer to ponder them in deep contemplation.

    清 竹雕盤根文人擺件

    取竹根為料,採用透雕技法雕曲折盤繞之樹根。三瘤狀枝幹做足,樹幹自足部延伸並與其他瘤狀樹幹相接,彎曲盤升,其中兩枝幹托起一冠狀樹癭,枝幹表面再以浮雕技法作孔洞,配合竹根天然紋理,自然之態盡現。竹根紋理清晰,包漿自然,色澤古雅,為文房清玩之佳器。
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