Chinese scholar rock of an over hanging ying stone, mounted on a carved Suzhou rosewood stand with five cabriole legs and an undulating stretcher. The base is decorated in high relief of lingzhi fungus and swirling clouds. Gongshi, also known as scholar’s rocks, are naturally occurring or shaped rocks, which are traditionally appreciated by scholars. Gongshi rocks can be any color and contrasting colors are not uncommon. The size of the stone can be quite varied from hundreds of pounds to less than one pound.
Dimensions: 13 1/4″ x 12 1/2″ x 5 1/2″