2. Soapstone Chime

A mottled, yellowish, brown soapstone archaistic model of a chime, carved in low relief with bats on a large stylised mythical animal, represented by two eyes and coiled wings, all around a Shou symbol. The ground is patterned with spirals and concentric circles. The reverse with similar design. 

China, 18th Century.
25 cms 

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