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DUAN INK STONE

18TH-19TH CENTURY

16.5 cm long, 3.8 cm high

The ink stone is of rectangular section, the top of the main surface carved with a swirling cloud motif revealing the semi circular cavity, resembling the sun appearing from under the clouds. The ink grinding surface is slightly concave and framed by a raised rim. The base and sides are left uncarved. The stone has acquired a smooth patina.