Auctions is pleased to offer a stunningly beautiful vintage Chinese Ink Stone, featuring a hand-carved traditional landscape motif. The invention and development of China's traditional culture and art are closely related to the "Four Treasures of the Study". A term used in Chinese and other East Asian calligraphic traditions.
The ink stone, together with the brush, ink stick and paper, are the four writing implements traditionally known as the Four Treasures of the Study i. Writing brush, ink, ink stone, and paper. In this context taken to mean a scholar's or an artist's studio, or library.An ink stone is a stone mortar for the grinding and containment of ink. A good ink stone is as important as the quality of the ink, as it will affect the quality and texture of the ink that is ground upon it. Ink stones are made from many types of stone. This superb example is made from a beautiful and richly textured Duan stone. It is exquisitely carved and features a traditional Chinese landscape. The stone measures 25.5 inches in width by 17 inches in depth by 4 inches in height (64.7 cm by 43.1 cm by 10.1 cm). It shows wear consistent with use, including faint scratches (which can be polished out), but generally is in very good condition. This would make an exceptionally fine addition to any collection of scholar's or calligraphy objects and is guaranteed authentic. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the Globe at Primitive in Chicago.
Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. Add GJPaw to Sellers you Follow. The item "VINTAGE CHINESE SCHOLAR'S CALLIGRAPHY INK STONE DUAN LANDSCAPE TREASURES STUDY" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Ink Stones".
The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.