Flora and Fauna Inkstone

c. 1850
$1,280 USD
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W: 6.0" D: 8.25" H: 2.0"
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This 19th century inkstone is designed with a water well that follows the shape of the auspicious birds and flowers that define it. The stone fits like a glove into its wooden case. This stone was used at the time when Chinese scholars would retreat to their studios to quietly contemplate the Confucian classics, play music, or practice calligraphy, and painting. Their principle tools were brushes, ink, paper, and a finely handcrafted inkstone, like this one—these implements were called the “Four Treasures of the Study.”

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