清 鑑古齋“畫禪室”墨 Ink tablet inscribed “Room for Meditating on Painting”
Workshop of Jian Guzhai (Chinese,)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911
Pine soot and binding medium; inscribed in gilt
H. 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm); W. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1929
Not on view
This ink tablet is from a sixty-four-tablet set (30.76.216–.279) commissioned by the Jiaqing emperor from the Studio for Appreciating the Antique (Jiangu Zhai) manufactory of the Wang Jinsheng family in Huizhou, Anhui Province. Each ink tablet commemorates a hall or pavilion in one of the imperial gardens. Each site’s name is written in gilt characters on one side; a view of the site is presented on the other. Such inks were purely decorative and not intended for use.