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Subject:duan ink stone
Posted By: david Sat, Jul 01, 2017 IP: 2607:fea8:1d5f:fe45:

Hello, Can someone please give me an approx. date on this large 8" long embossed duan ink stone! It is in it's original silk box with a scripted paper label with seal/ chop mark on lid! (see photos!). Any assistance with this query would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.

Subject:Re: duan ink stone
Posted By: mikeoz Mon, Jul 03, 2017

This doesn't look like a dual inkstone to me. In fact, I wonder if it is stone at all. It looks like it might have been moulded rather than carved. The detailed dragon on the underside depression would be almost impossible to achieve through carving. Also the dragons on the top surface.

My guess is that this is no older than the 1930s. Don't by confused by the apparent age of the box or the label. Both are very easy to fake. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |