UH30013 Chinese Gongshi (Scholar’s Rock), a found and possibly augmented bronze colored Green Lingbi Stone, limestone with calcite deposits with adhesions of orange buff stone in the crevices, having furrows, wrinkles and peaks displayed on a custom flat rosewood footed base in a vertical manner having a front side resembling hills, peaks, crevices and caves in a distant landscape. Evidence of skin (patina) to the stone with accentuated dusty crevasses Excellent condition. 14” High x 13” Wide x 6” Deep. 19th Century.
Ex Collection: John & Nancy Rosanoff Krysco, Pleasantville, NY. $6,000.
For a related green Lingbi stone dated to the Ming dynasty see item #5 in Robert Mowry, World Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenbloom Collection of Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, pg. 160.