A small soapstone carving

18th – 19th century

The smooth stone is skilfully worked in the form of a curved bamboo trunk, two stems and a bamboo shoot. The trunk is further rendered in low relief with bamboo leaves growing from a thin stem. The stone is of caramel tone with a fine polish.

7.8 cm high

 

Provenance:

Formerly in the collection of Gerard Dissevelt

Gerard Dissevelt (1912-1992) was a Dutch ambassador who was stationed in China and Japan during the 1950s.

 


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