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Extraordinary China Antique Ancient Red Veined Flower Stone Painting, Fan Shape


A unique one-of-a-kind gift possibility. This Chinese extraordinary natural stone fan shaped painting of an ancient red veined flower is called a dream stone,Shih-hua. They are cut from historic Dali marble found in the Cangshan mountains of western China. These mysterious mountains, unique in the world, are known for yielding incredible and fantastic natural landscaped works of art created over tens of millions of years from mineral inclusions that affected the process of ancient organic material which transformed into limestone and finally resulted in marble - a metamorphic hard stone. This art form is centuries of years old since the Ming dynasty. Dream stones became favored art in the west particularly since the 19th century, when French collectors named them Pierres de reve. This thin dark fan shaped stone painting is approximately 1/4 inch thick and is cut from a large slab of rough material revealing incredible natural plant life patterns in soft red, blue and cream colors. On occasion, private collectors would invite an artisan to inscribe a poetic description onto their more important dream stones and in this case the artists' seal mark and calligraphy can be seen. Dimensions: Frame: 10 inches high and 13 inches wide. Site: 6.5 inches x 9.5 inches diameter. Provenance: Private Chinese collection, Yunnan, China. Reference: Dreaming of Dreamstones China’s extraordinary natural stone paintings, Schneible fine arts. Dreaming of Dreamstones – World’s first comprehensive English text publication covers China’s extraordinary natural Stone Paintings, by author and dream stone lecturer Douglas Schneible, 35 pages, softcover, ISBN 978-0-578. See photos. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.  


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    H 10 in. x W 13 in. x D 1 in.H 25.4 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 2.54 cm
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    Shelburne, VT
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