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A pair of Chinese antique woodcarvings 牛腿

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1 month ago by sanchew

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S$5,800

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A very rare n fine piece of ancient wood carving( Gingko wood) from a 250 years old building in China. This pair was actually used as a L bracket to support the horizontal beam on the ceiling. The Chinese called it 牛腿。Picture No 5 show how pieces like this is used on Chinese building as a beam support. It showed 2 Chinese warriors clad in armour riding on a lion with a cub. The warrior on the left is carrying a basket of wealth(gold ingot n coin)on his right hand n a bow on his left hand and a stack of books behind his back. A crane with a peach on his beak ( which represent longevity )is flying by the side of the warrior. The warrior on the right is carrying a mirror on his left hand n a sword on his right hand with a basket of flowers behind his back. There are 3 bats which represent prosperity on the carvings. Carving like these are not allowed to be taken out of China these days as it is considered 文物, cultural relics. I brought this pair almost 30years ago. The carving is 80cm x 50cm x 25cm. Price negotiable Watch out for more listing come up..

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