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Lot 11Overhanging Rock in Motion with a Lengthy Inscription
18th/19th Century, Lingbi, Anhui Province
Jiangnan style wood base. Height 21 1/2 inches (54.6 cm).

Estimate $6,000-8,000

A lengthy inscription on the back relates that a Guo Shinchun found this stone in the headwaters of a river at Lingbi and was taken by its beautiful shape. Two years later, his friend Shu Wenchang, searching the same headwaters, discovered a matching stone. The two were compared and they appeared to be a natural pair. The inscription on this stone was cut by one Bao Puyen.

As this stone has been named 'Sun,' the other half to this pair was probably named 'Moon.'

Good state; socket in base needs to be reamed out for ghreater balance.

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