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Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture (3)

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Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1102240 (stock# 287AOG)

Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal
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561-575-6868


$149 

This ivory carving is of Han Chung-Li, a Taoist immortal. He is represented as a half-draped man with bare belly, usually holding his fan which he used to revive the souls of the dead. (Full story on our website.) This carving exemplifies the ivory carver's skill at showing the elephant tusk's grain (particularly the back of the robe) and polished surface. There is a light brown detail staining and 2 fine cracks on the head. The figure is mounted on a carved wooden base that resembles a ...click for details


Figural Wood Study of an Old Fisherman

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1102059 (stock# 288AOG)

Figural Wood Study of an Old Fisherman
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$139 

At one time the Chinese divided their society into four occupational groups. Most esteemed was the scholar, followed by the farmer who was an important producer. Next came the artisan and finally the businessman or merchant who was considered a non-producer. Wood carving is one of the most important Industrial Arts of China. This treen is of an old fisherman, the Chinese representation of the businessman, with his pole waiting to catch something and his basket for his prized catch. Since he is a ...click for details


Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 2000   item# 1100884 (stock# 278AOG)

Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$135 

This multi-colored cut and pierced soapstone is a decorative vase mounted on a hollowed base of mountain rock. 'Growing' from these rocks, in deep cut relief, is a blooming peony tree and feeding bird. The soapstone colors are tan to reddish with black streaks or blotches. The Chinese use the peony as a symbol for spring and for wishes of riches and honor. There are also peony flowers and leaves incised on the vase where the deep cut relief work ends. An artist's mark is found in fro ...click for details

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