FunAlliance.com
  

  

Chinese InkStones
 
I have been in touch with a few collectors and suppliers of inkstone for quite a while. Haven't made up my mind to make web pages for them until I travel close to the home of the Xie inkstone in my HuangShan Trip. I was amazed by inkstone's beauty, again. So here comes these pages.

In ancient times when there were no ball pens, everyone had to grind ink before they could write. To use an inkstone, you pour a little water onto the inkstone, grind an ink stick (solid ink pieces about the size of 2 fingers) on it and you get ink. I bet literate people back then got big right arms (assume they weren't lefties).

The 4 Famous Inkstones of China are:

Name of Inkstone Province of Origination
(map of Chinese provinces)
Mines
Duan  GuangDung Lao (THE most famous), Song, Ma Ji (Plum Blossom), etc.
Cheng  ShanDung DNY - Don't know yet.
Tao GanSu DNY
She AnHui DNY
*** Nowadays, there is a 5th well-know inkstone - "resin inkstone". Costs about $10 a big piece, heavy, cool to the touch, nice "carving", and looks very real. But technically, it is a piece of "inkPlastic".

In modern days, inkstones are used for decorative purpose more than anything else. Kam's idea is that if it pleases the eyes that much, why not?

Hong Kong is just next to the GuangDong province so it's easy to get Duan inkstones. And blessed by god, it's the top ranked inkstone of China. Lucky me.

 

  Goes online 30th, Nov, 2001.
  Inkstones are too dark? Well, they are supposed to be dark. Please turn up the brightness of your monitor to see more details in the PICs.
||
 

item 1~12 of 15
Previous 1 2 Next

  

  The Octagon   Moonlight Pipe
  (470000025)   (470000022)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
  Weight = 2.4 lb.
  Price: US$87
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 8 x 6 x 1 in.
  Weight = 4.5 lb.
  Price: US$118
  S&H Included
 
     
  Dragon   Phoenix
  (470000014)   (470000029)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in.
  Weight = 1.9 lb.
  Price: US$95
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.
  Weight = 3.9 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
     
  Dragon & Phoenix   Dragon & Phoenix
  (470000045)   (470000043)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
  Weight = 5.2 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 in.
  Weight = 3.5 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
     
  Pine & Cranes   Thinking Of You
  (470000042)   (470000040)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 8 x 6 1/2 x 1 in.
  Weight = 3.9 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 10 x 6 1/4 x 1 in.
  Weight = 6.8 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
     
  Goldfish   ShanShui
  (470000038)   (470000036)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 1 in.
  Weight = 3.2 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 3 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in.
  Weight = 0.7 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
     
  ShanShui   Lotus
  (470000034)   (470000031)
       
click 4 item page click 4 item page

   

   

  LxWxT = 2 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in.
  Weight = 0.4 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
  LxWxT = 3 x 6 1/2 x 1/2 in.
  Weight = 0.6 lb.
  Price: US$sold
  S&H Included
 
     
Previous 1 2 Next
item 1~12 of 15

 
 

 

 

The FunAlliance. All rights reserved. Our Newsletter