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Lofty Peaks Extraordinary Chinese Natural Stone "Painting", One-of-a-Kind
Extraordinary Natural work, one of a kind. Signed and custom framed in our own Arts & Crafts designed hard wood frame, no glass. This Chinese extraordinary natural stone "painting" of multiple mountain peaks recalls the early Chinese Ming Dynasty brush stroke ink paintings of hundreds of years ago. It can also remind us of a similar and unique experience in our lives. The powerful and colorful depiction is executed in natural dark green- almost black, cream and yellow (limonite mineral) colors. This 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 marble stone "painting" is approximately 1/4" thick and is cut from a large slab of rough material revealing incredible patterns in soft white and gray colors. Its weight is surprisingly modest- easily hung with standard hardware. Dimensions: Frame: 25 inches high and 25 inches wide. Site: 20 inches diameter Provenance: Private Chinese collection, Yunnan, China. History of dream stone "paintings": Moonlight stones are stones that Chinese collectors think of as moonlight reflecting off water. 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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- Date of ManufactureLate 20th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 25 in. x W 25 in. x D .25 in.H 63.5 cm x W 63.5 cm x D 6.35 mm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289217721621
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