Monday 18 July 2011

Carved Chinese scene

This is not my normal type of thing, but when I saw it at the car boot sale, I felt I had to rescue it. It was in some shocking company.

I can't tell you how delicately beautiful it is. I think it is carved from bone, which is a feat in itself, but if you saw the scale you would be amazed. The little pagoda stands about 2cm high, the leaves on the trees are only a couple of mm. It really is a fine work of craftmanship.
The whole thing measures about 3 inches long. Did you spot the herons?

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