Graced by a long and sinuous five-toed dragon (higher rank than those of merely four toes), this Chinese ink pot is an essential partner to a chop – those carved stone stamps used to sign an Asian document or piece of art. If you are planning on taking up brush painting, you MUST have one (plus the chop, sold separately). Even if painting is not your thing, it’s a cool way to fancy up your letters, envelopes, and other papers. With a bit of creativity, Chinese characters can be fashioned even for Western names, or if you’re feeling mischievous, you can stamp on a secret message. The thick, smooth ink coats the chop where characters are carved and leaves a brilliant red impression when pressed on paper – just the thing to add a special touch! 3.5″ diameter x 1.5″ tall, in perfect, almost unused condition.