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Fantastic Antique Chinese Hand Carved Red Ink Block Original Box
Item location: Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
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Fantastic antique Chinese red ink block. The ink block is carved on four sides. Each side has a beautiful carved poem from famous poets. The characters are painted in gold although the gold has faded somewhat.The top and bottom of the block are also carved. Maker's name on one side.This is real cinnabar ink block and is actually usable. You are supposed to grind the block in stone slab with some water. Ink blocks comes in two colours, black or red.Inks blocks are consumables and are not usually collected but think they are beautiful and are real works of art.Original box.Measurement: 28.5 4.5 cm 4.5 cmWeight: 1.06 kilogramme The battery is there for size comparison only. It has nothing to do with the item.'Most of my collection is one of kind. bought the items because liked it for myself. They were never intended to be resold. Each item has story and when possible hand carried in my luggage from all over the world to bring back to Australia. Some of the items have travelled long way away and some of the items has been with me for 65 years. am now retired and need to downsize. will not be able to buy similar item again and definitely not able to sell it at the same price. If you buy an item from me it most likely is the only one have. Thanks for bidding.'I only accept Paypal. have business days shipping policy however if can send earlier will. Thank you.Be sure to add me to your favourites list!Check out my other items!
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