Lot 38: Rare 18th Century Lacquer Wood 7-string Chinese Ku Qin

Hong Kong Washington Company

October 29, 2016
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Description: This was a Qing Dynasty seven strings Confucious style musical instrument called 'Ku Qin'. 'Ku' in Chinese means ancient, while 'Qin' in Chinese means Piano. This kind of Ku Qin was invented even before the Tang Dynasty. This instrument was marked with two Chinese characters 'Bi Shan' probably the name of the owner. There were crack line of the lacquer which showed the age of this Ku Qin was at least from the early 19th Century.
Dimensions: L 48 in.
Date: 18th Century
Condition Report: Natural crack-line of lacquer.
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