ANTIQUE CHINESE SCHOLAR'S ROSE QUARTZ'GENTLEMAN of FLOWERS', LATE QING 19th C
INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART. Antique Chinese Scholar's Rose Quartz'Gentleman of Flowers' Carving, Late Qing Dynasty, 19th C. Description: An exquisite and rare 19th century Chinese Scholar's Rose Quartz carving, used by Chinese literati as a desktop object of inspiration, elegantly depicting the Chinese Lotus (lian hua), a significant symbol, as one of eight precious things in Buddhism, representing purity of the body, speech, and mind, rising out of the muddy swamp, settled in its sublime position as the'Gentleman of Flowers'. Xxxxx Produced by a master craftsman of the late Qing Dynasty, the carving is delicately rendered in the form of an aquatic Lotus plant as it would appear growing out from the mud, pure and unstained, portraying the lotus root (qiang lian cai) on one side, sprouting with extended tentacles in a snailshell swirled motif, while the reverse is intricately modelled with a pair of adolescent lotus blossoms emerging out from the mother root at the base. Realistically carved from a solid piece of Rose Quartz of an even tone, with aged patina, measuring 3.50 inches (8.99cm) in length, without the stand.
Beautifully presented on a wood pedestal, hand-carved in traditional Chinese style. Rose Quartz Stone, Western Xinjiang Province of China; Excellent semi-translucent quality, good condition, with inconspicuous chip to the flower, and with no cracks, or repairs.
Data Observation: Carved during the Qing Dynasty, Imperial Workshop quality. The carving is from a 30 year private collection. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions: Height: 3.50 inches (8.99cm). Reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART.
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