This inkstone is made from a whole piece of She stone from Anhui, China. It was hand-carved with plum blossom pattern and comes in a silk brocade storage box. Inscription says "hidden fragrance".
Inkstone Size: 7-1/2" L, 5" W, 1" H. The ink pool is about 5" dia.
About She Inkstone
She inkstone come from She County (Anhui Province) and Wuyuan County (Jiangxi Province). Both counties were under jurisdiction of the ancient She Prefecture of Huizhou during the Tang Dynasty when the She inkstone was first made. This stone is a variety of slate and like Duan stone is categorized by the various mines from which the stone was obtained historically. It has a black color and also displays a variety of gold-like markings. She inkstones were as good as the Duan stone.
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