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Catalog Number 1986.79.134
Object Name Carving
Dimensions H-5 Dia-2.375 inches
Date c. 1890
Notes According to the Curator of Chinese Art this carving is of "A type of a common stone called Shoushan from various regions of China. Forming to vases set on a plum tree, a symbol of faithfulness, this piece offers the multiple functions of brush washer, paperweight, and decoration on a scholar's desk."

Chinese stone carving of pale creamy stone with red and black inclusions. Design is a bowl 2.50" diameter 1.25" high lower right with 5" tall jar in background. All this is covered by a lacy design of woods, blossoms which gives the piece depth. Both the jar and bowl have incised floral design.
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