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Red and white carnelian agate group of a carp and a dragon
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Agate, dyed shell and rosewood
Dimensions :
H. 5.59 inch
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Red and white carnelian agate group of a carp and a dragon

Rare group in red and white carnelian agate representing a dragon carp emerging from the waves, flanked by a qilong dragon and lingzhi longevity mushrooms, the green-dyed shell base representing lotus and millet stalk for its upper part, and in wood rosewood for its lower part, reign of Qianlong (1736-1795)

This massive and heavy group powerfully carved out an important peeble of natural two tones agate is typical of the decorative objects which were intended to adorn the cabinets of curiosities of the Emperors of the Qing Court and it is similar to a vase also in two-tone agate and dyed base in the collection of the Chateau de Fontainebleau which houses the Chinese Museum of Empress Eugenie, which was partly composed of imperial items brought from the looting of the Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860.

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