Circular ink rubbing stone in zitan box
Circular ink rubbing stone in zitan box

Diameter of box: 4 1/4 inches, 10.5cm
Height: 1 inch, 2.5 cm

Circular ink rubbing stone in zitan box

China, 19th century

An ink rubbing stone of circular shape. The stone itself is unadorned, but the rim on one side is adorned with a band of rectangular key frets, whilst a band of scrolls adorns the opposite rim. The stone is of uniform black colour and one side shows plenty of signs of use. The inkstone is contained within its original zitan box and cover.

Provenance: Private collection, Germany