Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Pair of Stone Inlaid Chinese Scroll Weights

Pair of Stone Inlaid Chinese Scroll Weights

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DESCRIPTION: A pair of Chinese Scholar’s scroll weights crafted from ebonized hardwood, and inlaid with stone and mother of pearl in a “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular Chinese theme grouping pine, prunus and bamboo, said to represent the qualities of a scholar: perseverance, longevity and vitality despite adversity. Very good condition and dating from the latter Qing Dynasty to Republic Period, 20th C. DIMENSIONS: Each 14 ¾” long (37.5 cm) x 1 5/8” wide (4.1 cm) x 1 1/8” high (3 cm). SCH258 $870