An Exquisite Wood Carving of 18th Century
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1837 VR: item # 508598
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|Description: An exqusite wood carving depicts magpies on plum branches. With skillful craftsmanship, two birds playing within knaggy branches was naturally carved on the construction of the openwork. An example of Chinese traditional wood work. A reserved inlay piece was believed 'cause grooves were obvious on the reverse side. Possibly a relic of a pendant and can be recovered as one after some new inlayed work. Date: Qing Dynasty (18th Century) Length: 5.8cm Width: 3.6cm Depth: 1.9cm|