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Chinese Carved Agate Gourd Water dropper Teapot


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1920: Item # 1201679
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Superbly and detailed antique agate carving in the form of a gourd with leaves, smaller gourds, and a bat. In East Asia the gourd is considered an auspicious plant and in China the bat is synonymous to the word fortune in Chinese. Hence, the motif is often seen in various works of art. Age: Republic Period. Size: height 3.5" width 4" length 7"