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A CARVED DUAN INK STONE
19TH CENTURY
Of flattened and curved rectangular form, the ink stone is carved with layered and stylized rockwork around the irregularly shaped well and grinding surface. The stone of darkish-green color is inscribed, song yun sheng mo hai ('the sea of ink reveals amidst pine and clouds'), and a seal reading shan ju (mountain dwelling).
6 in. (15.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Sanuk, San Francisco.

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