Soapstone


Soapstone censer Large carved soapstone censer. Unusual chocolate brown soapstone censer, decorated on all sides and top with playful foo dogs. The handles depict baku heads and the tripod feet rest on an attached soapstone base. Naturally dark brown soapstone pieces are hard to find, especially in such good condition. Circa late 19th (or early 20th) century. Dimensions: 11" (H); 8" (W); 6½" (D). $395. (#Z516)
Soapstone Pair of carved soapstone vases with lids. This most unusual pair of vases has complimentary intricately carved flowers, leaves and stems covering their fronts and a bit simpler carved decoration on their backs. One of the lids had a floral decoration and the other is decorated with a carved bird. The colors on both vases and lids are shades of rust, beige and black. Each vase is ~ 6¾" in height and is attached to a carved base, which is 1½" in height. The height of each piece, with the lids in place is ~11¼". Their condition is very good, with only one barely visible small area on the edge (mainly underside) of one of the lids. $895/pr. (#KR100A/B)
Soapstone Carved soapstone triple vase. Wonderfully carved antique soapstone vase with several intricately carved birds and numerous lotus flowers of varying size over a large central vase. This striking piece of Chinese soapstone has one central vase and two smaller vases on the side. Natural colors are shades of rust and beige, as well as black. Excellent condition. Height:10.5"; width: ~ 6.5". $795. (#KR125)
Soapstone double vase Carved soapstone double vase. Wonderfully carved Chinese soapstone double vase in a striking natural coloration (black and various shades of deep rust). These dark rich colors are hard to find in these older pieces and enhance the depiction of birds and flowers. The pictures indicate the details and fine condition of this attractive late 19th (or early 20th) century stone carving. There are some thin (not deep) lines in the stone, which were most likely made when the piece was carved (and mentioned only to be precise). Dimensions: 6½" (H); 9¾" (W); 4¾" (D). SOLD. (#Z514)
Soapstone vase Carved soapstone vase. Chinese soapstone vase with intricate detail, rich color and an interesting natural color variation.. A nice example of late 19th (or early 20th) century soapstone, that was carved from a single piece of soapstone. Dimensions: 8¼" (H); 5"(W). SOLD. (#Z515)
Soapstone plaque Carved soapstone plaque and base. An unusual vintage soapstone plaque that is carved in high relief from a single piece of soapstone and depicts trees, leaves, berries and an animal. The plaque is rather flat (~¾ inches in thickness) and fits into a brown soapstone base. Condition is excellent with only a minor (barely visible) chip on a leaf. The back of the plaque has a small hole in it that looks like it was intentionally done (for some unknown reason). Total height of plaque in base is 9¼" and the width is 5½". $295. (#KR021)
Soapstone vase Carved soapstone vase. Antique Chinese soapstone vase with intricately carved leaves and berries with a few animals hidden amongst them. The vase, which is attached to a brown soapstone base, is made of a naturally mottled soapstone and has a lovely blend of colors (brown, beige, rust and black). Condition is very good, however the tips of a few leaves have been chipped. This high quality carved vase is unusual both in color and the type of carving on it. Height: 8½". $295. (#KR020)
Soapstone double vase Carved soapstone double vase. Attractive small double vase made from a single piece of soapstone. The natural coloration is quite attractive on this vintage piece of carved soapstone. Height is 6¼", width is 3¾" and depth is ~2½". Condition is excellent. SOLD. (#KR004)
Soapstone candlestick Carved soapstone candlestick. Most unusual vintage carved soapstone candlestick that depicts a robed person entwined with flowers(?). Interesting colored veins in shades of beige, brown and rust; has a decorative attached brown soapstone base. The base shows some light reflections (and not damage)! Both front and back views are depicted . Height is 7". Condition is excellent. SOLD. (#KR005)
Soapstone double vase Carved soapstone double vase. Intricately carved antique Chinese soapstone double vase with striking coloration. This piece is decorated with a Phoenix bird and flowers and the two vases are also “engraved” with flowers (see photograph). This attractive late 19th (or early 20th) century stone carving is in excellent condition. Dimensions: 6½" (H); 9¼" (W). $350. (#KR059)
Soapstone vase Carved soapstone vase. Antique Chinese soapstone vase with intricately carved lotus flowers and leaves. This elongate vase and carved floral decoration is done in shades of beige, rust and black and is attached to its own carved dark brown soapstone base. Total height is 10¼"; the vase itself is ~8" in height. Excellent condition and wonderful colors. $225. (#KR126)
Soapstone sculpture Carved soapstone dragon and fish sculpture. Antique Chinese soapstone sculpture of dragon and two black scaled fish. This nicely detailed carved piece has attractive coloration and rests on an attached dark brown reticulated base. Condition is very good except that a portion of the dragon’s tail is missing, as can be seen at the arrow in the second photo. Height: ~9¼". $150. (#KR135a)
Soapstone deity Carved soapstone deity. Extremely attractive and nicely detailed antique soapstone figure. I am not sure which God this is, but he is a fisherman. The God is well attired and the two fish he is holding, as well as his clothing, are finely executed. Carving on both the front and back are also well done. The figure is attached to a black soapstone base, which is carved to resemble tree bark. Height: 10¼". $195. (#KR058)
Soapstone figure Carved soapstone figure: God of Longevity. Small vintage soapstone figure of the classic God of Longevity. The figure is well executed, made of light beige colored soapstone, and is on a dark brown soapstone base that is carved to look like treebark. Inscribed "China" on underside of base. Height: 5". $135. (#KR006)
Soapstone figure Carved soapstone figure: God of Longevity. Nicely detailed vintage soapstone figure of the classic God of Longevity. The figure is well executed, made of a warm beige and rust colored soapstone, and is attached to a dark brown soapstone base. Inscribed "China" on underside of base. Height: 5". $145. (#KR007)


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