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A small light brown ying limestone scholars' rock in the form of a miniature dancing Tang lady. Her head is turned to her right, her left arm up, bent at the elbow, her other arm tucked down to the right side. She moves around as if she is about to twist and twirl, her long dress gathered at her feet following her movements.

The base of stained softwood raised on four short concave bracket feet below a simple convex apron  and deeply recessed waist, the rock-receiving cavity with a simple edge.

Qing dynasty, 18th century.

Provenance:

David Kidd, Kyoto.

Ian and Susan Wilson, San Francisco.

Exhibited:

Art Institute of Chicago, May 1st – August 1st 1999, no. 25 (right).

Published:

‘Spirit Stones of China, The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Chinese Stones, Paintings and Related Scholars’ Objects’, Stephen Little, Art Institute of Chicago, 1999, no. 25 (right).

Nicholas Grindley, 'Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholars' Rocks', 2009 no.50.

Dimensions

height 6.8 cm

Stock number

0108-77