Antique Chinese Kernel Carving Olive Nut Stone Boat Micro Engraved Poem Qing No1
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Antique Chinese Kernel Carving Olive Nut Stone Boat Micro Engraved Poem Qing No1:
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This sale is for an antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Kernel Carving made from an Olive Nut (also called an Olive Stone), together with its base
It is engraved with a micro poem on the base.
About 42mm long.
It is carved with 26 human faces, opening shutters, and about 119 chinese characters.In the olive nut engraving,there aretwo ladies sitting and drinking in the front of the boat-shaped olive nut,with 2 servants standing behind them. Both sides of the cabin arecarved with 4 windows, one on each side has shutters which can be opened and closed easily (one is missing its shutters). There are 6 people viewing the moon on the top, and two more on each side looking out of two upper windows, two people by the rear window, and two people standing in the middle, and two more at the back end.
Good condition as shown - appears to be missing one set of shutters, has a fine age crack in the poem, and the tip of the boat is missing - otherwise fine.
Kernel carving has a long history in China, but it was unclear about when it originated from; its earliest record was in the Song Dynasty, more than 1000 years ago. Carving of this quality disappeared at the end of the 20th Century.
This is a really fine example.
For a similar example, see the following web link toclick here
Someone is going to get a great deal here.
The last picture shows other pieces we are listing today from the good estate collections. Please note we have two of these listed on today, one from the Hughes collection, and one from the Tyler collection..
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