A Very Unusual Antique Chinese Carved Stone Box Tea Caddy Poss. Soapstone
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A Very Unusual Antique Chinese Carved Stone Box Tea Caddy Poss. Soapstone:
This saleis for a beautiful and very unusual antique Chinese stone tea caddy.
Carved from a green mineral which is similar to or possibly a form of soapstone.
Its amazing as its carved from a single piece of stone.
Has two divisions and a matching lid.
Measures 11cm tall x 18cm wide - its weighs a whopping 2.8kg unpacked!
Its in very nice antique condition, totally untouched and uncleaned - there is a very old historical chip to the corner of the base as seen in the pics; there is the odd mark and minute nibble but overall its wonderful.
I have never seen another of these; to think it is carved from a single piece of stone is quite amazing.
Please see my other items.
International buyers are very welcome.
** Unless otherwise shown in the postage & payments details for most UK mainland purchases we useCollect+ which is a very reasonably priced fully tracked courier service delivered by Yodel. If you would not like your purchase delivered by courier we can still use Royal Mail but of course there may be a price difference - if that is the case please get in contact after the sale ends and I can re-invoice you to your specification. All overseas postage is still delivered by Royal Mail or Couriers.
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POSTAGE, PAYMENT & TERMS OF SALE
~ Everything we sell is antique or 'vintage' and in second hand condition so will havethe signs of use - a touch of dust or surface dirt, utensil scratches, gilt wear, stilt marks, light naturalcrazingand firing faults,rubbing to decoration, small scratches and marks to the surface- none of theseare damage but part of the aging and/or manufacturing process - these things make an antique not break it! We do not accept returns unless an item is significantly mis-described;if you are looking for a perfect item we would suggest a new or reproduction piece ~
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