Seller: siamgalleryco (488) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152017761227 Color: Pink, Maker: Imperial Workshop, Primary Material: Rose Quartz, Age: 19th C., Region of Origin: China, Details: BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Antique Chinese Scholar's Rose Quartz 'Gentleman of Flowers' Carving, Late Qing Dynasty, 19th C. Description: An exquisite and rare 19th century Chinese Scholar's Rose Quartz carving, used by Chinese literati as a desktop object of inspiration, elegantly depicting the Chinese Lotus (lian hua), a significant symbol, as one of eight precious things in Buddhism, representing purity of the body, speech, and mind, rising out of the muddy swamp, settled in its sublime position as the 'Gentleman of Flowers'. xxxxx Produced by a master craftsman of the late Qing Dynasty, the carving is delicately rendered in the form of an aquatic Lotus plant as it would appear growing out from the mud, pure and unstained, portraying the lotus root (qiang lian cai) on one side, sprouting with extended tentacles in a snailshell swirled motif, while the reverse is intricately modelled with a pair of adolescent lotus blossoms emerging out from the mother root at the base. Realistically carved from a solid piece of Rose Quartz of an even tone, with aged patina, measuring 3.50 inches (8.99cm) in length, without the stand. Beautifully presented on a wood pedestal, hand-carved in traditional Chinese style. Rose Quartz Stone, Western Xinjiang Province of China; Excellent semi-translucent quality, good condition, with inconspicuous chip to the flower, and with no cracks, or repairs. Data Observation: Carved during the Qing Dynasty, Imperial Workshop quality. The carving is from a 30 year private collection. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our Ebay audience at a considerable lower wholesale value. Dimensions: Height: 3.50 inches (8.99cm). Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-3 weeks). All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 7 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifing that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.