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
Provenance: Kagedo Gallery, Seattle WA
Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, New York