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Scholar stone,  Lingbi , China late XIXth century
Scholar stone,  Lingbi , China late XIXth century - Asian Art & Antiques Style Scholar stone,  Lingbi , China late XIXth century -
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Period :
19th century
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Stone
Dimensions :
l. 7.87 inch X H. 17.72 inch X P. 4.72 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - Scholar stone,  Lingbi , China late XIXth century 19th century - Scholar stone,  Lingbi , China late XIXth century
Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny

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Scholar stone, Lingbi , China late XIXth century

This particular scholar stone, Gongshi in Chinese, comes from Lingbi in the northern Anhui province of China.
For Gonshi, Robert Mowry's book is a reference.
Robert Mowry, World Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenbloom Collection of Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, Harvard University, June 1997.
‘Because of their density, Lingbi stones are naturally resonant,’ Mowry explains. ‘The best Lingbi stones are deep black in colour, often only lightly textured, their surfaces appear moist and glossy.’
This nice example has been mounted on a Shizhou style stand of more recent manufacture.
45 x 12 x 20 cm
Revered by Chinese connoisseurs and literati since the Tang dynasty (618-907) or earlier, scholars rocks have been little known in the West. As refined indoor kin of the more widely recognized Chinese garden stones, these rocks intended for studio display, combine the charm of microcosm with sheer abstract beauty.

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