This is an antique 180 year old Qing Dynasty. Chinese wooden carving of two dragons chasing the pearl of eternal wisdom through a cloudy sky. It was carved over 180 years ago from a dense hardwood from the elm family (Yu-mu). It has been enhanced with a layer of gold. The “pearl” and dragon’s heads stand out more as it is raised another 1/4 inch higher than the carved dragon bodies and clouds (see picture 10). The dragons and clouds are very intricately carved with every scale on the dragons standing out. This carving was probably once incorporated into a much larger piece of furniture like a wardrobe or bed (see last picture). During the Chinese cultural revolution most of these fabulous carvings were destroyed. Some were saved and warehoused until now. As China attempts to maintain her long cultural heritage, such carvings are no longer being allowed out the country. This may be your last chance to own such a piece of China’s ancient past. Don’t let your pearl of wisdom pass by. Grab it while you can! This carving measures 27 3/4″ long by 11 1/2″ wide by 3/4 thick (70.5 x 30 x 2 cm). Aving been well loved for over a century and a half, it remains in fine condition. Please view the enlarged pictures to admire this intricately detailed carving. You’ll love it, I guarantee it……… Sailerking and the Shogun’s Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 36 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item “ANTIQUE CHINESE 180 YR OLD QING DYNASTY WOODEN CARVING DRAGONS & PEARL OF WISDOM” is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques”. The seller is “sailerking” and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Gold