Ling Bi Stone, Wood Base with Steel Lining
Lot 2197W
Lingbi Stone on Base
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Lingbi Stone on Base
Lingbi County, Anhui Province, China
Rising vertically with dramatic horizontal overhangs, the the stone of a deep, glossy grey tone. Formed of textured limestone, Lingbi stones are naturally shaped and valued for their attractive coloring and intriguing patterns. Their mineral composition is such that they produce a metallic, reverberating sound when tapped. High quality Lingbi stones are rare after many generations of mining, and other types of rock are often dyed as counterfeits. The present specimen is completely natural, exhibiting beautiful lines, texture and coloring which are complemented by its alluring form.

Offered on a custom-made wood base with steel lining on casters.

Footnotes

  • Stated by the consignor to have been purchased at a diplomat's estate sale in Washington, DC and to be of Tang Dynasty origin.
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