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337 A ROCK CRYSTAL 'LION' BRUSH WASHER
18TH CENTURY

337 A ROCK CRYSTAL 'LION' BRUSH WASHER
18TH CENTURY

L13.5cm

Provenance
An old British family collection
A British antique dealer obtained from the above in 1998
Mr. & Mrs. Sheehan Collection, Pennsylvania

Estimates

TWD
100,000-150,000
USD
3,600-5,400
HKD
27,800-41,700
RMB
22,730-34,090
十八世紀 水晶瑞獅水洗
2022 Spring Auction
Auction
Sunday, 19 June 2022, 3:00pm
Preview
8-17 June, 2022, 10:00am-6:00pm
18 June, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue
7F., No. 15, Sec. 2, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
Contact:
+886-2-2358-1881
art@yu-jen.tw
 

Lot Overview

水洗選上乘水晶為材,質地晶瑩剔透。全器運用挖空、圓雕、線刻等多種工藝手法,雕刻出清透靈動的瑞獅。獅呈回首俯臥狀,伏耳,濃眉大眼,炯炯有神,寬鼻張口,頭部鬃毛以規整細陰刻線呈現。背鑿圓洞,身體豐腴,四肢健碩,尾分三歧置於臀上,姿態威儀。

水晶古稱水精,又稱水玉,屬於石英類寶石。自古以來便受到人們喜愛,唐韋應物《詠水精》:「映物隨顏色,含空無表裡。持來向明月,的皪愁成水。」即表達對水晶通透晶瑩的讚美。本器造形構思巧妙,將瑞獅與水洗完美結合,形象逼真,別具藝術魅力,既是文人實用之水洗,亦是雕琢靈巧之擺件,為難得的案頭文房用品。
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