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Rock in the shape of a mountain
China
Qing Dynasty (XIX century)
Black Lingbi limestone on a wooden stand
H: 34 cm

The resonant, smooth and dark grey lingbi stone presents a finely crevassed surface The wooden base is carved in the Northern style.

Chinese scholars and collectors have for long time taken fragments of stones into their reading rooms, libraries and gardens with the purpose of introducing natural elements evocative of Chinese landscape painting into domestic spaces and proportions.

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