Molded Ink Block with Dragon Flying Among Clouds Motif

Cheng Junfang owned a famous ink shop in Anhui province during the Wan Li period (1573-1619). He published a catalogue of over 500 designs for ink sticks that he made. His name on the side of this stick indicates that it was made at his shop.

Ink Stick

Cheng Junfang owned a famous ink shop in Anhui province during the Wan Li period (1573-1619). He published a catalogue of over 500 designs for ink sticks that he made. His name on the side of this stick indicates that it was made at his shop.