Scholar’s rocks, which first emerged during the Tang Dynasty, have long been appreciated by Chinese academics. These rocks were often prized for their resemblance to mountains and caves, as well as birds, human figures, and mythical creatures. The upcoming auction, to be presented by Bonhams, will feature a 22-inch scholar’s rock on a custom stand. The auction also showcases a vivid pink spinel. Until the 19th century, spinel stones mined in Tajikistan were commonly mislabeled as rubies due to their deep red coloration.
A large blue star sapphire is also highlighted in the sale. Blue star sapphires exhibit a star-like phenomenon under natural light. Also available is a bullseye malachite box, associated with success in trade and longevity. Malachite bullseyes are created by slicing a stalactite to reveal its interior pattern. Collectors can also view vases, tables, jewelry, and more in this event. Browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (300)
# of Lots:300
Price Range:$50 - $$5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Rich Blue Apatite|| Estimate: |
|Lapis Lazuli Free-form Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Scholar's Rock On Custom Stand|| Estimate: |
|Orange Zircon|| Estimate: |