Inkstone with Phoenix Pattern and Imperial Inscription

 Inkstone with Phoenix Pattern and Imperial Inscription

Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty
Length: 16.8cm, width: 12cm, height: 1.6cm

With Kangxi's round seal. The inkstone is quarried from the Songhua River on Changbai Mountain, distinguished by the light green colour and the yellow and white veins. This fine type of stone, also known as "Songhua jade", was first excavated during the reign of Kangxi.