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CHINESE CARVED INKSTONE SIGNED
Believed 19th or early 20th Century

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  • Xupes Reference ORAC1212015
  • Age Believed 19th or early 20th Century
  • Condition The inkstone is offered in excellent original condition without loss, damage or restoration. There is some ususal rubbing and wear to the coloured elements and the box has some wear with age. These do not detract and this is a stunning and interesting example and a wonderful addition to any serious collection!   View More Details

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    Unworn

    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.

    Exceptional

    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.

    Excellent

    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Good

    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Fair

    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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Product Details

  • We offer this stunning antique/vintage Chinese boxed inkstone carved in relief with three immortals within a landscape set within a dragon surround to the top and with a Dog of Fo to the base both with script and seal marks dating from the 19th or early 20th century. This unusually carved inkstone is carved as a raised stand with a top recess on a centrally raised panel carved in relief with three immortals sat on a bed of leaves beneath a tree with a burning lamp nearby. Chinese script and seal marks are applied around the edge with the lower section carved with dragons and elephants. The designs are coloured in gilding, red and blue and set against the black ground of the stone. The stone stands on a series of carved legs and the recessed base is carved in relief with a large Fo dog again set with Chinese script and seal marks. These are gilded with the seal mark in red.

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