17 1/2 Pound Late 19th C Chinese Soapstone Carving Phoenix Floral Vase Near Mint
This soapstone vase is remarkable for two reasons, one - the size and weight, and two... There are no chips or cracks, the nearest thing to a flaw is a natural inclusion/line seen on the backside right near the top, shown in the last image. The interior surface has some scratches due to items being placed inside and scratching the surface... Unseen from viewing the exterior. The undercutting in this piece is amazing, with so much work done to hollow out the sculpture forms on the exterior, creating a cage-work effect, amplified with the proper lighting.
Light also accentuates the deep coloring. It measures about 13" H x 9 1/2" W and 6 D, and weighs approx 17 1/2 pounds. Most of my items close on Sunday evenings, 9:00 Central. Im Always happy to take questions or comments. I do want all my customers to be satisfied, so please, let me know your concerns so I can assist.
Posting feedback seems such a natural, easy and thoughtful thing to do. The item "17 1/2 POUND LATE 19TH C CHINESE SOAPSTONE CARVING PHOENIX FLORAL VASE NEAR MINT" is in sale since Sunday, September 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "saganguy" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Soapstone
- Color: Multi-Color
- Featured Refinements: 19th Century Chinese Vase