Oriental art collectors have a great appreciation of stone carving.
July 28th, 2005
Oriental art collectors have a great appreciation of stone carving. Working two-color stone was much more complex than working stone of a single color. As the artist worked into the stone, he continuously discovered natural variations of color and veins that could not have been anticipated. So part of the artistry was his ability to adapt the intended design to the nature of the material. This masterfully carved 2½" green and white jadeite snuff bottle, early 19th century, was the top selling snuff in the auction at $4290. Robert C. Eldred Company's Oriental Art Auction, East Dennis, Massachusetts, August 19-24, 1996.