Original sculpture shaped in the form of a yellow double-gourd stone and a monkey-king in the sky, probably originating from China (early 20th century ?) The sculpture is attached on the top of a marble-like pedestal stone and has an internal cavity in the shape of a wormhole. The stone type is yet to be identified . This object comes from the estate of a French art lover Ambassador who was roaming Asian countries in the 60s/70s . Very good condition overall, and desirable and decorative item.
Height 20 cm; Width: 10 cm; Depth 8 cm
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A double gourd sculpture from late 19th century China, late Qing dynasty. The double gourd holds considerable appeal among the Chinese. In addition to its peculiar shape, it is associated with the fantasy world: immortals and legendary figures are believed to use double gourds to carry medicines with magic power. Numerous baby gourds hanging from a single vine, as shown on this bottle, allude to multiple offspring and a continuation of the family line.
Stone type unidentified. Good condition.
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