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Lot 104: PAIR OF CHENXIANG WOOD LIBATION CUPS IN ORIGINAL BOX
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Pair of carved ChenXiang wood (agarwood) libation cups in original wooden box. The pair of libation cup, of flori-form LingZhi petal trumpet rim. The exterior elaborately carved with Three Friends of The Winter motif, flowering prunus, the evergreen pine tree, and the endurance bamboo sprigs growing upon rockworks in high relief. The carving is smooth, displayed its masterly craftsmanship. ChenXiang wood shows golden-honey to dark-brown hued patina. Elegantly displayed upon elaborately carved hardwood stand in entwined branching motif, further with fitted creme linen covered hard cushion inside lidded hardwood box. LOT NOTES:
Aloes wood, also referred to ChenXiangMu or agarwood, diffuses a distinctive fragrance and hence it is highly treasured, especially in China, Japan, and Tibet. The wood is typically only found in small segments of usable material, which are traditionally pieced together to make small scholar's articles. Its aromatic qualities renders it valuable in the manufacture of incense.
Condition Report: faded and sign of wears on cushion. Sign of stressed surface on wood. Normal due to ages and wear. Otherwise in excellent condition. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Dimensions: Dimension: 4.5"H x 4.5"W (each) (box): 10"H x 11.5"W
Date: Qing Dynasty