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Chinese Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, Cub, and Embroidered Ball

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Carved from a solid piece of stone, this weight was originally used by a Shoemaker to press down large pieces of leather. Surrounded by intricate scrollwork and peony blossoms, a guardian fu dog lies beside her cub, each biting the thread of an embroidered ball, a symbol of love and loyalty. This Shoemaker's weight was hand carved by an artisan from China's Shanxi province and lives on as a fascinating tabletop sculpture.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.25 in. x W 11 in. x D 7.75 in.H 8.26 cm x W 27.94 cm x D 19.69 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    BJA005
  • Reference Number
    LU820012945071
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