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
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.