Two Dragons Play the Ball：A Chinese Double Purple Robe Jade Belt Inkstone
Lot No. ：MSF-DPRJB-200709
Feature： “Two Dragons Play the Ball” , Inkstione(1*): double purple robe jade belt stone (2*), size 96x58x8cm. Ancient Chinese sculpture art (3*), handmade.
1* The inkstone is one of the four treasures of a calligrapher’s studio (aside from brush paper and ink), although it is used in ink painting as well. Its history goes back to the New Stone Age era, 5000 to 6000 years ago, when various pigments were used to decorate pottery and other objects. The first inkstone was nothing but a pigment mortar composed of a grinding surface and a grinding rod. The inkstone is the most important treasure of the study. It is also the only one that if taken care of properly will last for millennia. The inkstone is considered to be the soul and core of a scholar’s room.
2* A purple robe jade belt stone, distinct, feel is exquisite and smooth, colour and lustre is natural harmony. Property safe, carve performance is good, after finishing with soft silk luster, color beautiful, beautiful, elegant, like that can be used in the form of a screen, inkstone, ink cartridges, seals, etc., before the manufacturing history about early in the qing dynasty. It is included as one of the celebrated stones in China because of its beautiful ribbon and thin, soft texture and is as famous as Bloodstone, Shoushan stone and Qingtian stone.
3* Ancient Chinese sculptures, the essence of ancient Chinese arts, have attained great achievements in different sculpture branches and different historical periods. They are rich in subject matter and diversified in style, presenting strong and vivid flavor of the country as well as the age. For instance, the sculptures in the Qin and Han Dynasties are rough and sturdy, the sculptures in the Wei and Jin Dynasties are vigorous and graceful, and the sculptures in Tang and Song Dynasties are rich and elegant. The ancient Chinese sculptures are also full of expressionistic spirit. They are not accustomed to the surface work or the details, but stress on the feeling and artistic conception implied by the imagination-triggering image, which is able to lead people to another artistic world.
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