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18th Century Chinese Shan Shui Marble Trough



In 18th century China, a trough would have been a fairly common site in rural areas of Shanxi province. However, this marble trough, with its intricately carved decoration and patterned border, is unusually ornate and likely once sat in the courtyard of a wealthy home. The trough's side is adorned with two round censers carved with branches of plum blossoms, placed on either side of an unfurled scroll of a shan shui, a traditional landscape painting. Everyday items like this would have been used until worn or broken, making this intact, 250-year-old trough a remarkable find. A wonderful addition to the garden, this trough can be filled with lush greenery or striking floral arrangements.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 37.5 in. (95.25 cm)Depth: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1750
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: KK8041stDibs: LU820016976722

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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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