Revere Auctions
Live Auction

The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 186

Large Chinese Soapstone Fish Carving - Signed

Estimate: $1,200 - $2,400

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
A massive and intricately carved Chinese soapstone carving of a coral reef filled with sea life including many fish and even an eel. Signed along the base.
Height: 55 in x width: 33 in x depth: 21 in. Weight: Approx 125 lbs.


Throughout the item, there are scattered areas that are restored; however, due to the original design that shows a variety of colors throughout the jade component, the different colorations of the restored areas do not stand out. Wear and natural lines throughout. Along the back, there are drilled holes throughout; please see the listing image. Given that the holes are throughout the jade sculpture and the wooden stand, it seems possible that it is original. There is a loss to the right of the wooden base; please see the listing image. Dust collected. Wear along the underside of the wooden base, as expected.

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