Republic? Chinese Agate Stone Carving Budai Ruyi Bird Carved Statue Figure Jade
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Republic? Chinese Agate Stone Carving Budai Ruyi Bird Carved Statue Figure Jade:
Beautiful Natural Agate Carved Statue!
Fresh from an estate with some fine Ming Dynasty libation cups and other high end jade items. Unsure of the age but it’s definitely vintage, 20th century maybe?
This hand carved lavender/gray/white statue is 100% natural agate. I preformed a Mohs hardness test and it scratches glass and can’t be scratched with metal. It depicts a smiling Buddha/Budai holding a bag of corn/maize atop a ruyi scepter, with floral and bird accents.
It’s carved from a solid piece of agate, with the flowers being made from the outer portion of the stone. You can see the cut in the stone behind the flowers made to work around them but keep attached. This piece measures about 5.25” and weighs 1.2 lbs. There are some natural inclusions and wear consistent with age.
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