Large Gong-shi, Japanese in stone, China

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Large Gong-shi or Japanese pierre de lattré. Natural limestone depicting a cliff, resting on a wooden plinth carved with swirling waves evoking the sea.

China, 20th Century

Total height with plinth : 16 cm (6.3 in.) - Length : 44 cm (17.3 in.)- Width : 7 cm (2.7 in.)

These rocks from Suiseki or Gong-shi in Chinese imitate the curiosities of nature, or miniaturize a mountain range, a cliff or a natural element. They are used in meditation. They are normally torn away from a rocky outcrop and are nature’s work without any human intervention.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 16 cm
  • Width in cm : 44 cm
  • Depth in cm : 7 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014121905