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

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$225 USD

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