A soapstone ink box etched with a lotus motif on the lid and dating from the early 20th century.
Dimensions are: 1 1/2 inches tall X 2 3/8 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.
Condition: Surface abrasions and wear.
Provenance: From the estate of Lee Yuhuang. Mr. Lee was an accomplished artist in Hong Kong, where he was part of the Lingnan School, before he emigrated to San Francisco. While in San Francisco, he taught Chinese painting techniques and continued to collect Chinese paintings and calligraphy, a practice he had begun in Hong Kong. Items from the same collector were sold at our Fine Asian Art & Antiques auctions, September 2019.
High resolution images can be found at: https://oag.smugmug.com/December-2019