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A Rare Feng – Character Form Kosometsuke Inkstone
青花(古染付) [風] 字形 瓷硯

Length: 18.0 cm. (7 1/8 in.)
Width: 13.7 cm. (5 3/8 in.)
Height: 4.0 cm. (1 1/2 in.)

Zitan cover

Late Ming dynasty
Early 17th century

Inscription on wooden box lid:
清華瓷風字硯
“Pure beauty ceramic inkstone in the shape of the
character feng (‘wind’).”

Inscription on the interior of the box lid:
其色菁華其質
玲瓏窻明几浄
穆兮清風
清華瓷風字硯銘 二水
“Its color is pure and gorgeous.
Its body is fine and regular;
(Under a) bright window, (on a) clean desk,
(It is) as pleasing as a fresh breeze. Nisui”

Seal: illegible.

 

(For more information, download the PDF located below the “detail” images.)

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A Large Korean Inkstone
韓國葡萄猴子紋硯朝鮮

Length: 30.0 cm. (11 3/4 in.)
Width: 19.0 cm. (7 1/2 in.)
Height: 2.0 cm. (3/4 in.)

Joseon dynasty 朝鮮朝
18th century

Formerly a Japanese collection

 

(For more information, download the PDF located below the “detail” images.)

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Japanese Bizen Fune Tokkuri
日本備前焼舩徳利

Height: 22.5 cm. (8 7/8 in.)
Diameter: 21.0 cm. (8 1/4 in.)

Momoyama period 桃山時代
Late 16th-early 17th century A.D.

Formerly a Japanese collection

 

(For more information, download the PDF located below the “detail” images.)

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