Massive Chinese Rose-Quartz Sculpture with Gilt-Bronze Mounts

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Massive Chinese Rose-Quartz Sculpture with Gilt-Bronze Mounts

9,800.00

A Massive Antique Chinese rose-quartz sculpture with gilt bronze mounts designed by Charles Paxton Gremillion.
Impassioned by archeological discoveries, Chinese Artisans of the later 19th century paid tribute to these marvelous ancient bronze artifacts in virtually every medium. Clearly indicating that Lapidaries masterfully skilled in the carving of precious minerals were no exception, this amazing Sculpture stylistically emulates a "fung lei" vessel created during the Early Western Zhou Dynasty (1111-770 B.C.). Limited by the constraints of size imposed upon such naturally occurring gemstones, it is extraordinarily rare to encounter massive Artworks carved entirely from a singular boulder (nodule) of such vibrantly-colored Rose Quartz. Likewise inspired by the archaic motifs utilized in creating the great ritual bronzes of the Zhou Dynasty, Mr. Gremillion designed equally imposing Mounts which serve no less tribute to the lapidary. Masterfully lathe-carved from ingots of solid bronze, superbly finished in polished and heavily textured contrasts, and plated entirely in 24 Karat Gold, these elegant Mounts elevate and emphasize the magnificence of this dramatically impressive object D'art.

ITEM#: 4296249

STYLE: Chinese Export

ORIGIN: China

DATE: 1980

MATERIALS: Bronze, Rose-Quartz

HEIGHT: 46"

WIDTH: 18"

DEPTH: 9"

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