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Unsusal B& W porcelain inkstone,Qianlong 1739.
Very unusual ink stone... As you may well known, most ink stone are made out of natural stones, or some rocks, etc, what makes this ink-stone so special is it made of porcelain, under glazed blue painted with leafy all around, on the base, under glaze blue wrote Qian-long-she-nian-din-ji-zhi (made in the year 4th of Qianlong era, corresponding to 1739) It seems like was made in a private provincial kiln, calligraphy are very free, on the other hand, the surface (where the ink cake mix with water) is incredibly smooth, touch it feel like touch baby’s skin, very collectible scholar object, specially find it with actual dated. Very good condition with no damage. Size: 5 3/4"diam x 1 1/4" It weight about 1 pound.

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