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Antique Large Korean carved lidded ink stone

Antique Large Korean carved lidded ink stone


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Pre 1900: Item # 1066007

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This antique Korean ink stone was carved from a thick piece of black stone, and is 7.25 inches (18 cm) x 11 inches (28cm) x 3 inches (7.6 cm) high. It weights about 14 lbs. The lid is deeply carved with a swirling dragon. The base of the stone has a grinding surface that slopes to a deep inkwell for collecting the liquid ink. The border of the base is carved with a simple repeat decoration.

One corner of the lid has a chip with most of the loss on the underside. The underside of the base is scratched and the sides are carved out to form shallow feet. One of the feet is missing but because the bottom sits flat, the missing foot does not effect the stability of the inkstone. This Korean calligraphy inkstone has been well used and some small areas of the polished surface have been worn away which is to be expected in a stone of this age.