Antique 19th Century Chinese hard stone group of dragons and shou medallion

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Seller: oberdes (738) 100%, Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 124116096211 ANTIQUE LATE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE GROUP OF A DRAGON AMONGST A BRANCH OF RUTYI FUNGUS AND A SHOU MEDALLION. THE STONE OF GREY BROWN TONES WITH RUYI PLANT RAISED ABOVE THE SUPINE BUT ROARING DRAGON AND RESTING NEXT TO THE OPEN SHOU MEDALLION. RUYI MEANS 'AS YOU WISH', AND IN SYMBOLIC TERMS IT REPRESENTED GOOD FORTUNE. THE CIRCULAR MEDALLION CONTAINS THE STYLIZED CHINESE CHARACTER SHOU, MEANING 'LONGEVITY', HARD STONE CARVING IS A GENERAL TERM FOR THE CARVING FOR ARTISTIC PURPOSES OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, ALSO KNOWN AS GEMSTONES, SUCH AS JADE, ROCK CRYSTAL, AGATE, ONYX, JASPER, SERPENTINE OR CARNELIAN, AND FOR AN OBJECT MADE IN THIS WAY. NORMALLY THE OBJECTS ARE SMALL, AND THE CATEGORY OVERLAPS WITH BOTH JEWELRY AND SCULPTURE. FROM THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD UNTIL ABOUT THE 19TH CENTURY SUCH OBJECTS WERE AMONG THE MOST HIGHLY PRIZED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CULTURES, OFTEN ATTRIBUTED SPECIAL POWERS OR RELIGIOUS NEOLITHIC PERIOD UNTIL ABOUT THE 19TH CENTURY SUCH OBJECTS WERE AMONG THE MOST HIGHLY PRIZED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CULTURES, OFTEN ATTRIBUTED SPECIAL POWERS OR RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE. THE MEASUREMENTS ARE 7, 5 INCH HEIGHT 14 “LENGTH AND 2” INCH DEPTH. WHEN YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US WE ARE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU. OUR STORE “THE CURIO COTTAGE “IS FILLED WITH NEW ITEMS FOR THE SEASON!! Visit My eBay Store: THE CURIO COTTAGE Condition: EXCELLENT ! ON THE LEFT DRAGON THERE IS A VEIN YOU SEE.IT IS NOT A CRACK !!, Region of Origin: China, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Age: Pre-1800, Primary Material: HARD STONE, Color: Multi-Color, Theme: Dragon, Features: Handcarved, Animal Type: DRAGON

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