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Chinese carved hardstone vase

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1900: Item # 980460

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Carved on one side is an old gnarled pine tree growing out of a rocky outcrop. The vase is of a flattened ovoid shape with a rectangular foot that is hollowed to the base. The stone has a white jade-like quality, but is probably a type of serpentine. The tree is carved in high relief with some under-carving, giving it a feeling of being carved almost in the round. The stone is flecked with silvery inclusions and very light brownish veining in a few places. It retains its soft, even polish. There are a couple of very tiny, thought not very noticeable chips and wear to the mouth rim from use and age. Otherwise, it is in very good condition.

Height: 4 ¾ in., Width: 3 ½ in., Thickness: 1 ½ in.