Hand-Carved Tigerman Footed Zhenzhu Basin

Contemporary
$980 USD
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Dimensions
H: 8.5" Dia: 16.25"
Materials
Stone
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Collection #
B5605
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$100

A clean-lined interpretation of an ancient form, this footed basin was hand-carved by artisans in China's Shandong province. The mesmerizing pattern of zhenzhu is inherent to the stone, a conglomerate limestone extracted from Lake Tai in Jiangsu province. Speckled with almost painterly daubs of color, the sought-after stone was especially prized by scholars of the 16th through 18th centuries, earning a favored place at the calligraphy table among ink, brush, and inkstone. We suggest a place of prominence on a table or credenza for this exceptional vessel that’s as fascinating to look at as it is tempting to touch.

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