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Red coral carving of a double gourd and a bat

Red coral carving of a double gourd and a bat


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980: Item # 1189491
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This blood coral carving is a piece of art. The color is intense orange/brick-red. The bat with spread out wings is wonderful. It's body ends in the form of a ruyi and a coin. The beautiful double gourd with a twice wrapped ribbon will catch all bad spirits and protects the owner of this piece. There is a larger coin on the left side of the gourd, decorated with flowers. Also the mouth of the gourd shows a flower. The carver was very skillful and felt much love for his material, what shows itself. In excellent condition, only a natural nick on the right side above the wing of the bat. Size of this piece: height 5 cm., width 4.1 cm., thickness 2.5 cm.