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Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture (6)

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Carved Amber Boulder Group of Taoists in the Mountains

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1189477 (stock# 506AOG)

Carved Amber Boulder Group of Taoists in the Mountains
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1095 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large, intricate amber art exhibits deep well-defined carving. It is Taoist decorative art and exhibits three Taoists climbing into the Shou Shan, the Taoist paradise in the Kun Lun mountains. Similar Taoist scenes can be found in woven silk pictures; pietra dura screens; free standing screens; and on ceramics.[73A, 123B, 92E] The mythology of the Kun Lun mountains and its association with Xi Wang Mu, the Queen Mother of the West, goes back to the Shang Dynasty. ...click for details


Shou Shan Stone Carving of Carabao Group

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1124433 (stock# 327AOG)

Shou Shan Stone Carving of Carabao Group
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$395 

This hardstone Chinese carving of a carabao group is carved from a single block of mottled dark greenish gray serpentine with fluorescent yellow colors. A mother water buffalo and her two attentive calves are depicted in a soft luster through lapidary art in what the Chinese call shou shan stone. The water buffalo, or carabao, symbolize the coming of an abundant spring and fertile new year.[123A] The sculpture displays complicated carving and polishing because of its many undercuts. The three s ...click for details


Large Chinese Treen , Hand Carved Carabao and Herd Boys

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1124182 (stock# 326AOG)

Large Chinese Treen , Hand Carved Carabao and Herd Boys
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$345 or $405 Restored 

This large hand carved treen is of a carabao with two herd boys on his back mounted in a custom 'rice paddy' base. This sculpture appears crafted from one piece of hardwood with many undercuts and inlaid eyes and ivory teeth. This treen has age cracks which we can restore and was probably carved about 1920. It has the double symbolism of abundant harvest and fertility.[40A, 123D, 11F] The carabao is covered with hair, shown here in swirling patterns around its body. These animals must ...click for details


Hsi Wang Mu Delicately Carved Soapstone

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1120513 (stock# 319AOG)

Hsi Wang Mu Delicately Carved Soapstone
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$165 

Hsi Wang Mu is the oldest Taoist cult figure, also known as the Queen of the Eight Immortals or Genii. She is first described on oracle bones in the 13th Century B.C. In some myths she holds the herb elixir of immortality and grows peaches in the Taoist paradise called Shou Shan (hills of longevity). The fabled peaches from her garden Hsi Wang Mu bestows on favored beings to increase their longevity.[92H] Hsi Wang Mu is depicted here relaxing on her phoenix, playing a musical instrument. R.L. ...click for details


Finely Carved Root Treen of Fu Hsing

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1120039 (stock# 318AOG)

Finely Carved Root Treen of Fu Hsing
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$249 

This treen ('made from trees') is a finely sculptured image of the Chinese Taoist star god, Fu Hsing. It is mounted as a statue in a stand. However, from the back all one sees is the knotty, gnarled bent root. Upon turning the figure, we can observe Fu emerging from his root source, as a perfect combination of the popular Taoist god of good fortune and happiness coming out of the simple natural Taoist concepts.[123F] In folklore, Fu is one of the three star gods (actually the planet Jupi ...click for details


Large Woodcarving, Polychromed over Gesso of Guan Yin

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 1100546 (stock# 284AOG)

Large Woodcarving, Polychromed over Gesso of Guan Yin
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$249 

This free standing figure of Guan Yin is probably a copy of Sui or Early Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva. This feminized Guan Yin wood carving has been gessoed and polychromed. She stands on the traditional hour glass or Mount Sumeru shape pedestal. The figure has a flat slender body, sweeping robes and trailing scarves in different colors. Another aspect on this statute are the brass colored tracing around the folds and edges of the robes and scarves. One of the common styles shows Guan Yin holding a b ...click for details

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