The Tretiak Collection

China Old "root " carving dramatic

China Old "root " carving dramatic


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Hidden: Pre 1910: Item # 1152908
The Tretiak Collection
View Seller Profile
P.O. Box 100027-22
Beijing China 100004
TEL.86 1370 106 2338

Guest Book
  
only Exhibition

This dramatic root carving was done in the 19th century at the latest The wood was naturally the shape shown here. Then a craftsman enhanced the whole object and rounded the edges and made the holes more elegant, pronounced. What does it shod? The main animal is bird head surrounded by a big hornbill. The statue is very heavy The skin of the whole piece is like that of an old man: it is wrinkled. It is very patenated. I do not know the wood. (The stand is notold but is very artistic.)