You are cordially invited to attend two fine art shows. Finish out the 2015 art calendar for early holiday shopping ideas, with leaf peeping possibilities and not to be missed! A short 3 day show by a 58 year old group - READING ART ASSOCIATION Fall Art Show and Sale. WHEN: Nov 13 - 15. WHERE: First Congregational Church - Sanborn entrance... where you will find more than 100 paintings, greeting cards made / donated by members, holiday refreshments and a Sunday drawing. Please copy and paste: http://www.mimideeartwear.com/shows.html to see last entry then visit www.readingart.org. The second and still on going fine art show at the historic home of this 92 year old group - NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION Fall for Arts and Holiday Show. WHEN: Now - Nov 15. WHERE: 11 Pirates Lane - Gloucester MA. For more info please copy and paste: http://www.mimideeartwear.com/shows.html - next to last entry...then visit www.nsarts.org. Enjoy our glorious fall weather and collect ORIGINAL art at these two well established shows. Look for works by Mimi Dee.
Green Jade Decorative Box with Wooden Stand Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912);attributed. The vessel is carved with a rectangular body and four columnar corners. Each column of the vesselís leg supports is carved with five claws at the base, followed by a mythical taotie mask at the foot, while the remainder of each column is carved in low relief, in an archaistic design. The base of the body is decorated with a band of scrolled openwork, as a skirted base, between each of the leg supports. The main part of the body is divided into two sectional, horizontal rows and carved in low relief, in an archaistic pattern, depicting heads of dragons at the upper section. At either end are two dragon-head handles with loose rings to the sides. Each dragonís head is connected by further scrolling work extending from each of the four legs. The cover is of a flattened, polished surface and surrounded by four dragon heads on each corner, at the top of each of the columnar legs. The circumference of the lid is decorated by openwork carving in a scrolled pattern. The stone is of an even light greenish tone, while a slight russet hue is found at the claws and the underside of the vessel. 5 1/8x10 ½ in (Jade Vessel) 6 1/2x8 1/4 in. (Wooden Stand) In good condition.