Small Chinese Brass Ink Stone Box With Inscription
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920: item # 558818
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|DESCRIPTION: A small scholar’s calligraphy box of solid brass that includes an ink stone within the inner lid. The outer lid has a Chinese inscription at the top, and inside this lid is a thin, square ink stone surface held in place by an inner rim. A nice portable way to carry necessary writing accoutrements, the lower portion of the box was used to hold ink cakes and is lined with copper. This box has a nice hefty weight to it with its original patina, and has obviously been used for its intended purpose, with the interior covered in black ink. Estimated to date from the first quarter of the 20th century, it would be make a handsome addition to any scholar’s art collection. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 2 3/8” square (6 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).|