Fine Art Asia Pavilion: Maria Kiang Chinese Art 典亞藝博展亭: Maria Kiang中國藝術

 

A vertical Laoshan scholar’s rock
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
H. 45 cm (including base)

清代 嶗山供石連座
高. 45公分 (連底座)

The laoshan boulder is vertically oriented with various cavernous holes throughout the stone. The rock is overall a dark green tone with various shades of green inclusions well-polished to an unctuous, jade-like appearance and rests on a Suzhou-type stand.
Laoshan stones from the Guangzhou province are characteristically dark green and known for their smooth, silky surface.