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$ 3,000

Chinese Lingbi Scholar Stone on wood base

Period 1920-1949
Materials Stone on wood stand
W. 16 in; H. 16 in; D. 8 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 40.64 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Condition Good. natural formation, minor wear on the wood stand.
Creation Date 19-20th century
Description A visually arresting Chinese scholar stones (also known as Gong Shi, meditation stone and spirit rock), It is of the Lingbi type, one of the four famous ancient stones from China. Formed in nature, selected by human, this stone resembles a mountainous landscape with exotically shaped peaks. The surface of the stone shows embedded white veins and was left with furrows and folds, weathered by elements for millennium and desired by the collectors of Chinese scholar stones for hundreds of years. It is a visual pleasure to meditate on this rock. Lingbi stones originate from a series of mountain peaks in Lingbi County, Suzhou Prefecture in northern Anhui Province. This stone was harvested and the back was kept in a natural way.
Scholar stones are priced by the collectors for their four qualities: shou (thinness), zhou (wrinkles), lou (hollowness), and tou (transparency). The history of collecting and appreciating interesting stones among the literati in China began as early as the 13th century in Yuan Dynasty, and it continued to this day. These stones were highly priced for their form and shape, which were considered containing the spirit of nature. They were displayed in the scholar's studio for meditation.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 341151
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