Japanese Smokey Quartz Viewing Stone

Article code W7010
This smokey quartz is a wonderful example of a "scholar's stone" and has a rather elaborately carved base.
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Origin  Japan
Dimensions  H12.5cm x W7.5cm

These stones are sometimes referred to as "scholar stones", as they were often collected and displayed on carved wood stands. Some stones were chosen with the aim to replicate landscapes like mountains and hills in miniature—in the same spirit as bonsai.