A Carved Duan Inkstone

 A Carved Duan Inkstone

Qing Dynasty
Length: 23.3cm, width: 16.2cm

Slick and smooth duan stone, ink pool carved on one side with a proud and aged pine, its firm and strong branches spreading across the stone. There is a poem inscribed on the back by Huang Shangzhi. Seals read, Shangzhi and Xingquan. Characters are carved with strength, and the seal is well-proportioned. Accompanied by a crafted mahogany box with a silver inscription.