Chinese Works of Art Item 543

The” Ying” Mountain form scholars rock is in grey tone, formed with five peaks of varying heights dominated by a lofty peak, with dramatic creviced, sharp ridged and deeply-furrowed hollows, reminiscent of divine mountain range. The tradition of using ying stone as brush rest can be traced back to Song dynasty, when literati had an admiration for rock that imitate miniature landscape, for it echoes the spirits of mountains and rivers. It can be used as a brushrest.

  • L.18.5cm H.10.7cm
  • L.19.5cm H.12.4cm ( with stand )
  • Circa 1800