A Carved "Plum Blossom and Spiders" Duan Inkstone

A Carved "Plum Blossom and Spiders" Duan Inkstone

Qing Dynasty
13.6 * 9 * 2cm

Grey-purple inkstone of natural form, embellished with three relief-carved insects, and on the back with a blossoming prunus branch, with poetic inscriptions and seals by the craftsman Lv Kuisheng (1775-1850) and the artist Jin Nong (1687-1794) of the Yangzhou Eight Eccentrics.