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Lot 282: METAL VASE IN THE STYLE OF SHISOU (石叟)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Yellow bronze with silver inlay. China, approx. 18th century
Bronzes by Shisou (石叟) became known in China in the late Ming dynasty. Typical for works from his studio are the fine gutters inlaid with silver, which were used to create the decoration. This is also the case for the vase at hand, with a flared stepped foot, oval body and wide flared mouth opening. The handles are formed as elephant heads. The silver décor on both sides offers flowers (presumably peonies) with vines and wide-stretched wavy meander on the lip. Strong patina on some parts.
HEIGHT 15,6 CM
From an old Austrian private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna
A noteworthy share of the antiques offered here – around 130 lots – originate from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale.
來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏
這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分（約130件）來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買，曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力，知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動，結果之一為在其城市，新德里，收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重，無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望，結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。