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Carved Chinese Double Vases, Lotus, Bird / Brush Pots. Unknown Age.

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    Posted 7 years ago

    sunnynatur…
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    Picked this lovely carving from a recycling bin yesterday. Paid $1.
    I assume it is Chinese soapstone. It is mounted on a metal base (that has been painted); and then, the previous owner mounted the sculpture on a second, painted wood base and turned it into a lamp. I removed the wooden base because it contributed nothing to the aesthetic quality. There is a lot of patina throughout.
    I did not clean it.
    The lamp works but it is independent of the carving.
    Design:
    Double vases or bush pots; Lotus Flowers, leaves, Bird.
    With all that, the carving is still intact and not damaged.
    Approx 6 inches height.
    I'm curious of the age of the carving and the quality of the soapstone.
    Any help?

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    Comments

    1. wexval, 7 years ago
      A lot of Chinese soapstone was carved between about 1900 and the start of WWII. What little can be dated is through provenance. That's a nice piece you have, traditional carving, likely pre-war.
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Good information, wexval, I'm learning so much from you. :)
    3. wexval, 7 years ago
      Thank you Katherine, that's very kind of you.

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