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The Precious Shoushan Stone Carvings

[ From: Clare Liu | Published: 2008-07-25 Views: 4245 | Booked times: 55 ]
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As the best of the four major carving stones in China, the Shoushan stone boasts over 100 sub-types.  Among which the best is the Tianhuang stone, the material used for making Emperor seals throughout ancient China.

Fu Lin Ge, a shop in Dong Fang Gu Yuan Art Market, makes beautiful Shoushan stone carvings. All of them are incredibly elaborate in design. One particular item, depicting the famous general Guan Yu of the 3 Kingdoms era, is most conspicuous. You can see clearly each intricate detail on the body.

An interesting design there was a white carving of an old man with a child with a funny red face. It has an interesting name "Hong Yun Dang Tou", which both describes the scene and means "Good luck is coming". I thought it was a cute play on words.

Because of the precious Shoushan Stone, prices of the stone carvings in the shop are quite high. Each one costs several thousand yuan.


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Precious stone carvings, fine workmanship

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Beautiful stone carvings, fine details

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Shopping in Beijing: As the best of the four major carving stones in China, the Shoushan stone boasts over 100 sub-types.