19th Century Chinese Fire Stone with Ox and Teapot For Sale
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19th Century Chinese Fire Stone with Ox and Teapot

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Generations have sat before this sculptural limestone fire screen, protected from sparks and warmed for hours by the heat retained in this thick block of stone. Hand-carved charming imagery and subtle etching, the hundred-year-old stone shows the passage of time in the rounded edges and softened lines of its once keenly chiseled form. On one side of the fire stone shows an ox staring up at the moon, while on the other side is a round teapot, perhaps in reference to the role of tea in welcoming guests to the home.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 12.5 in. x W 19 in. x D 5.5 in.H 31.75 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 13.97 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    KK173D
  • Reference Number
    LU820011754583
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