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Antique ink sticks with literati & poetic inscription.

Antique ink sticks with literati & poetic inscription.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1239690

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A set of five ink sticks with writing in gold and impressed figures of literati in landscapes and poetic inscriptions. In a nice, original box of wood and black lacquer with gold decoration and entitled: ‘Wulao tu mo (Ink with Images of the Five Old Ones).’ Fitted spaces for the ink inside and covered with two types of coarse silk. Qing, 19th cent. Largest piece: L 10 cm, H 5.5 cm. Condition: Box with wear and reparation. The ink sticks are all brittle (fractures easily), all with drying cracks. A few minor chips, and slight use to the corner of one piece.