London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A Large duan inkstone
of rectangular form, carved with a slanting and troughed inkwell surrounded by carving in low relief depicting a confronting dragon and pheonix, flanking a flaming pearl and surrounded by delicate scrolling clouds, the reverse side with a large undecorated inkwell, the long edges each with two lines of incised calligraphy -- 9 7/8in. (27.6cm.) wide.
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