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Chinese Ink Stones

In traditional Chinese culture, the art of writing is essential to education and scholarly success. Exemplary of this reverence toward calligraphy is the reference to the creation of brushes, ink, ink stones, and paper as the “four treasures of the study” in literature dating back to 420 A.D. Ink stones in particular were considered the most important and even the very soul of a scholar.

Ink stones, originally created in the Han dynasty, emerged with the creation of ink sticks. Chinese paintings and calligraphy, either on paper or silk, are generally produced with a water-based ink created from grinding the ink with a stone and water. Ink stones are usually made of fine-grained whetstone like slate, but can also be created out of ceramic and other coarse materials. During the Tang and... Read more

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An Antique Chinese Soapstone Basin? Ink Cake?

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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San Shi Tang Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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San Shi Tang Long Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Myth-beast Soapstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Chain-fortune Estate Soapstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Word-decorating Chinese Estate Lacquer Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Collection Book Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Poetry-framing Inkstone Fortune  Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Wooden Display Box

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Mountain-view Decorating Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Pork-portrait Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Anicent-framing Soapstone Display Seal

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Mountain-view Book Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Soapstone Estate Pedant Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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An Estate Chinese Soapstone Seal Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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A Chinese Inscet-portrait Estate Book Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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A Chinese Myth-beast Display Seal

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Soapstone Myth-beast Seal Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Jade-inserted Estate Pannel Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Seal Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Thangka Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Songhua Estate Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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A Chinese Lidded Estate Metal Fortune Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Estate Temple-sceen Red Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Lidded Estate Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Butterfly-portrait Estate Book Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Estate Vase-decorating Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Massive Chinese Estate Dragon-decorating Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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An Estate Chinese Songhua Fortune Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Estate Fortune Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Rooster fortune Estate Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Small Inkstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of Chinese Fungshui Pads Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Soapstone Display Seal

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Estate Money Brick Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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An Estate Chinese Mountain-view Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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A Chinese Estate Money-brick Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (4 bids)

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A Chinese Myth-beast Estate Soapstone Seal Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Dragon-decorating Estate Inkstone

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Anicent-framing Soapstone Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

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An Estate Chinese Money Brick Display

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese Estate Fengshui Display Book

May 20, 2018, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Song-style the circular 'yixing' inkstone

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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A HUANG STONE INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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LIUTONGXUN MARK INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A INK SLAB

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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A INK SLAB WITH MARK

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A CHENJINGTING MARK PAIR DRAGONS INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A FUSHAN MARK FINE CARVED INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A ZHANGQIHOU MARK TREE INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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A OLD STONE CARVED INK SLAB

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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A JADE STONE INK SLAB

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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A INK SLAB WITH MARK

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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A FINE DECORATED INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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A HUANG SHIYIZI MARK DRAGON DUAN INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A GRAPE INK STONE

May 22, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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