18th Century Chinese Celestial Cloud Architectural Object For Sale
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18th Century Chinese Celestial Cloud Architectural Object

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This 18th century architectural object, hand-carved out of a single block of white marble, is intricately finished with an all-over celestial cloud motif—an ancient and auspicious Buddhist pattern. It may have been designed to stand outside of a Qing dynasty temple. The top of the interior has a shallow dip, likely intended to support an architectural column. It is appreciated today as a sculptural planter indoors or out.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1750
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 18.5 in. x Dm 16 in.H 46.99 cm x Dm 40.64 cm
  • Diameter
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    L030
  • Reference Number
    LU820011086493
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