Item 513

An unusual Chinese scholar stone, probably Ying stone, with natural polish.
The stone is best known for its thin, crinkled and permeable characteristics. During the Song dynasty, Ying stone was often chosen as tributary gifts. By the Qing dynasty, Ying stone was considered one of the four great garden stones in China. Small stones of this size with fine, natural polish can form miniature gardens or be used as table top stones.

天然灰石 (或英德石)盆景擺件

  • H.5.5cm x L.11.5cm
  • Circa 1850