A Japanese black lacquer Suzuribako, Meiji period (1868-1912), a figure of a scholar on the cover, in gold, silver and porcelain, original metal inkstone and gilt water dropper, four character inscription under the base, 18.2 cm wide, 22 cm deep, original
A Chinese boxed Inkstone, the shaped duan stone of typical deep aubergine tones with a shallow well and incised script in a fitted box with incised script and seals to the face. Length 21.5 cm. Width 15.5 cm
Anonymous, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a Chinese painted scroll depicting the Tang Poet Li Bai, signed BADA Shanren (1626 -, after 1705), after Zhu Da, ink and colour on paper, framed, illustrating the famed Tang poet Li Bai (701-762), who raises his ink bru
A large Chinese Inkstone. The aubergine toned duan stone of freeform shape decorated with carved and engraved cicadas holding coins and auspicious bats, the well in the form of a peach; seal underside. Length 28 cm. Width 34 cm
A Chinese Inkstone in a fitted hardwood box, in deep rich aubergine tones, the shaped stone resembling the same fruit, having a shallow well and incised script, the fitted covered box with script and seals to the lid, length 26.5 cm. Width 13.5 cm
A Chinese Inkstone in a fitted hardwood box, the shaped aubergine duan stone with a shallow well and inscribed script, within a lidded hardwood box of conforming shape and colour with various seals and script to the lid, length 21.5 cm. Width 15 cm
A Chinese ink-cake saucer-dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), decorated in the centre with incised confronting dragons, four pair of dragons around the inside and outside cavetto in relief, a nine-character mark impressed onto the bas
A Chinese Duan Inkstone, Republic Era, early to mid 20th century, a circular stone in black purple tones with a channel to the perimeter enclosed in a cushion shaped flat topped box with a patterned border in low relief and a central Chinese character mean
A Chinese Duan Inkstone, Qing Dynasty, probably 19th century, the rectangular stone in aubergine brown tones with a small ink grinding reservoir revealing rings of green coloured stone and accompanied by calligraphic script to the upper section, in a fitte
A Chinese porcelain Inkstone and a brush pot, a shaped white glazed inkstone decorated with bats in low relief, and a cylindrical brush pot with an underglaze blue wave pattern throughout with a slip applied flame breathing dragon and fish in a white glaze
A group of four Chinese porcelain scholar's desk pieces, late Qing Dynasty, late 19th century, comprising a scrolled wrist rest, an oval inkstone, a brush wash with a quatrefoil aperture, and a pierced rectangular brush rest, all with underglaze blue scrip
A fine Chinese Duan Inkstone, Qing Dynasty, possibly late 18th century, the rectangular stone in typical deep aubergine tones with a circular well accompanied by engraved script, in a hardwood box, with script and seal of late Qianlong period. Length 18 cm
A Chinese Duan Inkstone and wash, the celadon and purple duan stone in the form of an aubergine with a recessed well and naturalistically carved with tendrils and leaves and signed to the reverse with the maker's name and a motto. Height 2.5 cm. Length 20.
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