Old Chinese Seal carved in Shoushan natural stone on a wooden base, well detailed and signed by the author. Mythic Chinese stone Shoushan with good translucence, brightness and reddish veins visible under the skin of the stone, carved on both sides with old people crossing a bridge in the direction of a temple or palace between mountains accompanied by some trees in the landscape.
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Sculpture that evokes peace and the passage of time through the bridges that we have to cross in life until our final goal.
A beautiful work of traditional Chinese art in a soft Shoushan stone hand carved, which will enhance and be the center of attention of any meeting or meditation space.
Type: Seal, stamp, sculpture, statue, Chop, paperweight.
Material: translucent Natural Shoushan stone (壽山 石), orange yellow with red veins.
Measures approx. : 118x110x38mm - 4.65x4.3x1.5" (height with wooden base 148mm - 5.83")
Weight: 974 g
Condition: good, few signs of age and use, all that can be seen in the photos, if you need more photos you just have to ask for them.
Age: late 20th century to early 21st century
Certificate: Includes certificate dated September 2007
★ Shoushan Stone:
This exquisite illustration Shoushan stone, which is a kind of alabaster, extracted from a mountain called Shoushan in the northern suburbs of Fuzhou. This art is common in Jin'an area Fuzhou, capital of Fujian Province on the east coast of China. Soft touch, smooth surface and various colors Shoushan stone is ideal for carving material known as-grade colored "stone carving above. "It is characterized by delicacy, softness and cohesion.
Shoushan Stone is composed of lava and minerals around it, gradually refrozen on a colored crystalline Oregon which compares favorably against the jade, it is superior in the range of color, texture, quality and some other fields. It is an exquisite example of craftsmanship China. It is a truly incredible craftsmanship, for its charm and its rarity. It has a very high value among collectors. Shoushan Stone is the best of all the various existing colored stones 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.
The long history of stone carving has seen many famous carvers and fine carvings. Most of these masterpieces were gathered in the palace as imperial treasures or selected by local officials to pay tribute to the court. They called class carvers often to court to carve illustrations Shoushan stone. Some of these stone carvings still remain in the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
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