Type: Seal, Stamp, sculpture, paperweight
Material: Shoushan natural stone
Measures: 112x116x79 mm - 4.41x4.57x3.11"
Antiquity: Probable second part XX century
Conservation: Very good, with normal signs of wear due to age and use and a small white dot on the forehead, probably from a small accidental stroke.
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This exquisite illustration in stone Shoushan, which is a kind of alabaster, extracted from a mountain called Shoushan in the northern suburbs of Fuzhou. This art is frequent in the Jin'an area of Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province on the east coast of China. Soft touch, smooth surface and various colors of Shoushan stone, is an ideal material for carving and is known as "the top grade-colored stone for carving. "It is characterized by exquisiteness, softness and cohesion.
Shoushan stone is composed of lava and minerals around it, which are gradually cooled in a colored crystalline Oregon that compares favorably with jade, as it is superior in color range, texture, quality and some other fields. It is an exquisite example of Chinese craftsmanship. It is a truly incredible craft, for its charm and its rarity. It has a very high value among collectors. The Shoushan stone is the best of all the various colored stones existing in China.
There are about one hundred kinds of Shoushan stone. The most precious kind - Tianhuang stone - is more valuable than gold and enjoys a reputation as "the king of stones. "It is said that an liang (50 grams) Tianhuang stone equals three liang of gold.
It has been more than 1, 500 years since Shoushan stone was exploited as a precious stone for its gorgeous colors, smooth and moist character and its various and changeable veins. During the Sung dynasty (1127-1279), Shoushan stones had already been largely exploited. The Shoushan carving industry, was finally formed after the continuous development in the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911). Even the royal seals of the Qing emperors were made of Shoushan stone.
The unique style of Shoushan stone-carving had halved genres Qing Dynasty. A genus specializes in circular carving figures, landscapes and animals, and the other focuses on carving Boyi accentuating the poetic artistic concept.
Various types of Shoushan include Circular size revelation carving, carving open, the hollowed-out size, Boyi (low revelation) carving carving and marquetry. The content ranges from the human figures, animals and landscapes, flowers and birds. The top craftsmen can create wonderful images using the natural contours and fine colored stripes in the stone.
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