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Lot 2028. A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock. Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401)Photo: Bonhams.

In the form of an irregular, twisting loop, the gnarled form framing a large void, the stone a dark gray with white veins and smooth, shiny surface, the lower half carved with a 20-character cursive inscription discussing the scholar's rock as an object of appreciation, the rock perched on a wooden stand carved to imitate root-wood; inscribed Japanese box. 7in (17.8cm) high

ProvenanceKagedo Gallery, Seattle WA

Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 13 Mar 2017, New York