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Inkstones are the flat slab in which calligraphers and painters grind their inkstick. They have always made from precise and hard to mine pits in a few regions of China such as Duan in the South and She in Anhui province. Owners of these stones show a deep and exclusive passion for them, as did the wonderful Mi Fu or several emperors.


The dry ink of ancient times was made from better material and knowhow than today, and their decor often richer. Besides, Chinese and Japanese ink is like the best Bordeaux wine and grows better in ageing. Consequently collectors in China and America are more and more ready to pay big sums to acquire beautiful pieces, in competition with museums. Our inksticks have been packed recently in indigo cotton individual boxes. They are fragile but will keep for ever time if in a not too damp or dry atmosphere especially it they already show some cracks due to their age.

Calligraphy Catalog | ANTIQUES |  Oriental Antiques


Received recently:
  1. Xuan in small sheets (Ref: CA06164)
  2. Twelve yanliao in inksticks (Ref: CA02022)
  3. Important brush, horse and wood (Ref: CA01234)
  4. Brush rack, dragon design (Ref: CA04080)
  5. "The Nine Immortals" colour set (Ref: CA02028)
  6. Writing set M (Ref: CA05005)
  7. Mazikeng S (Ref: CA03530)
  8. Zhuabi with a wooden handle, S (Ref: CA01060)
  9. Important "tibi" brush (Ref: CA01300)
  10. Bear hair brush (Ref: CA01345)
  11. Writing set, oval (Ref: CA05015)
  12. Seal wooden vice (Ref: CA07001)

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