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Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief

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Multi-Color Soapstone Vase with Deep Cut Relief
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 front on the rock base. Finally, there are inclusion cracks and color streaks in front but best observed on the back of the vase which gives the piece an aged appearance. More pictures, history, description and references available on our website. Size: ~ 9" H x 5 1/2" x 4"; Weight: ~ 5 pounds


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