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Chinese Inkstone, Bird Design

Chinese Inkstone, Bird Design


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 145210

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 $390.00 
The wide wing span of a bird forms the top of this mid-19th century Qing Dynasty inkstone. The dark purple-grey stone is unusually shallow for an inkstone, which contributes to the sleek look of the bird motif. Scholars selected inkstones with great care and had them carved with symbols they hoped would encourage and inspire their higher sentiments as they created poetry, calligraphy and paintings. This inkstone is in perfect condition, with a nice ink-coated patina and a well used ink grinding area. Dimensions: height 3/4" (2 cm), width 7 1/2" (19 cm), length 9" (23 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM