Miniature Viewing Stones


Also known as scholar's rocks, or gongshi, viewing stones are rocks of complex shapes that suggest worlds within worlds, microcosms in stone. They have been collected and displayed in China for centuries. The Zymoglyphic Museum's collection form the Era of Oriental Influence is made up of small seaworn objects which embody the spirit of gongshi. They are all less than three inches high, including the stands.

Window stone Net-for-pebbles Caves-in-mountains Stars-in-stone Jagged mountain
Storm cloud Shelter stone Dangerous passage Whirlwind Tagged stone

Window stone

Tagged stone



Jagged mountain

Dangerous passage

Storm cloud

Shelter stone