SONG TO MING DYNASTY (960-1644)
The laoshan boulder is smooth overall with natural sheared cliffs and a steep jagged surface on all sides, resembling a monumental mountain landscape. The stone is dark green with a lustrous jade-like polish and rests on a shallow hardwood stand with four bracket feet. Laoshan stones are found in the Laoshan Mountains of Shandong Province and are characteristically deep green in colour with a glossy pebble surface.
A laoshan scholar’s rock of similar squarish and angular composition in the Shanghai Museum dated to the Song dynasty was named ‘Little Fanghu from the Song Quarry’ and painted by Wu Hufan (1894-1968) and is published in Worlds Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, 1997, pp. 282-283.
Richard Rosenblum Collection
宋/ 明代 嶗山供石連座