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A Lovely Pair of Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty (19th Century) Scholar's Objects: A Wooden Box with an elaborately carved inlaid design on it's Sliding Cover; along with a Glazed Porcelain Ink Stone on a Custom-Made Wooden Base, with an Underglaze Painted Design in Copper Red Pigment;
Imperial China; Late 19th Century- Qing Dynasty
The Pair of Scholar's Objects shown here includes a Hardwood Box covered with a sliding lid, which is decorated with an elegant, ornate inlaid design of Flowing Branches, which cover the majority of the removable lid. The second and more Rare of the two Scholar's Objects is a Porcelain Ink Stone of circular form, decorated with a typical porcelain underglazed design painted with a natural red copper pigment.
The Decorated Side of the Ink Stone Is In Visibly Excellent Condition with little to no blemishes. The opposite unglazed side of the "Stone" Shows the Stain and Wear From Its Intended Use, And Such Wear Is Present Solely on That Unglazed Porcelain 'Foot' (or Bottom) Side of the Ink Stone (See Photographs). The porcelain inkstone sits on a small custom-made circular hardwood stand which is a perfect compliment to the matching Hardwood Slide-Top Box.
Circa: Late 19th Century; Qing Dynasty, China
Dimensions: Length-6 1/2 inches (Wooden Box) - Diameter of Ink Stone Is Only Slightly Shorter Than Diameter of the Porcelain Ink Stone.
Provenance: From a Private Collection; Verified, Authenticated and Appraised by a Senior Appraiser of Chinese Artifacts in Beverly Hills.
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