Mark & Period, Antique Asian ArtsMark & Period, Antique Asian Arts

Chenxiang wood carved Magnolia flower cup

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Numismatics: Pre 1980: Item # 1357505

Please refer to our stock # 1245 when inquiring.
Mark & Period, Antique Asian Arts
View Seller Profile
San Rafael

Guest Book

Chinese aloeswood agarwood libaiton cup carved in the shape of magnolia flower. Dimension: 7" Width x 4" tall x 4" width , weight : 75.8 g Agarwood or aloeswood chénxiāng (沉香) is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense and perfume. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type of mould. Prior to infection, the heartwood is odourless, relatively light and pale coloured; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin, called aloes or agar (as well as gaharu, jinko, oud, or oodh; not to be confused with bukhoor), in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.