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Hello friends, I wanted to touch on the topic of the art of fruit stone carving.
Does anyone have exactly the old exhibits of the Qing and Ming dynasties?
I think this direction is very interesting. Very hard carving!
I have never come across fruit stone carving, only walnut. Have you tried searching the museums listed on this site? You may well find examples there.
The links to museums are on the home page; you'll need to scroll down and you'll see them on the right-hand side.
@julia Yes, this is a rare art form, especially in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Museums have unique bone carvings. There were sales at auction houses Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams. The amounts are certainly very high.
I just thought that maybe the forum members have interesting exhibits of fruit stone carvings.
I saw the prices were high. I shall have to keep an eye out for them now that I know about them.😊
@julia 99% of all bones of the Ming and Qing dynasties have a simple carving. Really high quality beautiful carving is very rare! Almost all the bones are already either in museums or in private collections. There is nothing outstanding for sale.
Apricot pit carving. Qing dynasty. From our family collection.
Thank you for sharing the photos. They are incredible! I love the deer. I shall definitely be looking out for them next time I visit a museum. 😊
@julia Apricot pit carving. On the bone of the image of the scene,
on the one hand: the god Shou Sin with a boy stand on a terrace under a pine tree, with a deer and a crane. Attention and concern are drawn to the pavilion, which is located on the island of the immortals.
On the other hand: the image of the immortal Ma-Gu against the background of bamboo, which is served by the king of monkeys Sun Wukong, next to the image of a deer with a flower of Japanese honeysuckle. Ma-Gu holds a stick over his shoulder, from which hangs a basket of fruits. On her belt is a gourd gourd.
we managed to find out
That is very interesting. If it is ok to ask, how did your family come to own them?
@julia In 1986, the father bought this bone and the daughters of a man who took part in the escort of Pu Yi. We assume that it could have belonged to him. Some people think that this bone is from the middle of the 19th century. museum level.
We are still trying to find out in more detail the origin of this bone.
Thank you. Good luck with your search. Maybe some museums might be able to help you with the dating.
Thanks a lot. Maybe someone else has bones in the collection?
and maybe there are suggestions who can be the master of our bone?
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