Molded Ink Block with Dragon Flying Among Clouds Motif

Cheng Junfang

Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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.