Vintage Hand-Carved Chinese Soapstone Bookends

We LOVE this gorgeous pair of vintage hand-carved soapstone bookends with an exotic Asiatic theme and rich color.

Also known as steatite, soapstone is a mineral comprised partly of magnesium and talc.

This gives the rock its distinctive "flecked" appearance.

These boast a rich shade of brown with tinges of sienna and burgundy and flecks of deep goldenrod-yellow.

Chinese craftsman have been using soapstone for centuries, and these beautiful bookends are an exceptional example of both technique and style.

Each bookend features a hand-carved depiction of flying dragons in high-relief.

You will notice that the dragons are highly-stylized and rendered in extraordinary depth.

The upper corner of each piece is further accented with a floral carving.

While the bookends feature "mirror image" decoration, they each have their own distinctive, hand-crafted appeal.

Both pieces show expected wear and a few very minor scratches and chips, but remain in very good vintage condition overall.

With their rich color and exceptional hand-crafted beauty, these unique bookends will make a beautiful addition to your collection and décor.

Measurements: Each bookend measures 5 1/4" tall, 4" wide and 1 5/16" deep, (1 lb., 14 oz each) Total Weight: 3 lbs., 12 oz.

Item ID: 2343


Thank you for shopping with us!

$225 USD

Add to Wish List

Easterbelle's Wonderland Emporium


Easterbelle's Emporium, Scottsdale, AZ   

Carefully Curated Extra Special Jewelry, Accessories, Collectibles. A Few of Your Favorite Things!

Ruby Lane Shop Rating
Platinum Rating Platinum
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2010

Thank you for shopping at Easterbelle's Emporium!

We are currently unavailable until Monday, December 29. We will try to respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you when we get back!

Shipping/Handling:To Be Determined
Insurance:$5.00 USD

Price for shipping to USA change location


Estimate shipping to a different location: