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China Antique Zitan Plaque Qing Five Elements

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 757434

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This is a very nice zitan plaque. It shows a tiger on the side in Frame 1, including the beast's claws. On the other side, Frame 2 an unknown artisan has carved the FIVE elements of which all humans are composed: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. I have never seen this motif in anything I have ever collected. This plaque is 7 cm long and 5 cm wide. We date the piece from the late 19th century. The condition is quite good, patina fine.