A Carved "Bestial" Duan Inkstone

 A Carved "Bestial" Duan Inkstone

By Chen Duanyou
15.3 * 9.7 * 2cm

Smooth matte surface of dense black-brown stone with extremely fine and realistically relief-carved beast with lion, goat and kylin features, fearsome in appearance, but seated and at ease in posture, executed by the well known inkstone artisan Chen Duanyou (1891-1959).