An absolutely delightful bunch of 'stone' fruit. This is a must for those who habitually buy fresh fruit but then allow them to go off. This bunch will always look fresh and is a delight to the eye! The Tazza on which they have been photographed is not for sale as part of this lot. It is , however, on sale in our shop presently - see item : CA 83!
A very decorative collection, seemingly well made, and in a fine selection of stones. These were very popular in the first and third part of the 20th century as table decoration, and many such pieces were made in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many seem to have survived.
Size : to give some perspective : the apple measures 9 cm. ( 3 35/64" ) x 9 cm. ( 3 35/64" ) and the ' amethyst' bunch of grapes : 20 cm. ( 7 7/8" ) x 13 cm. ( 5 1/8" ).
Weight of the entire bunch : 3,018 g. ( 6 lb. 10.4 oz. ).
Condition : good - note, the odd hairline crack in a few crab apples - one leaf has become detached but it is available.
An early vintage collection of Chinese hardstone fruit - including soapstone and quartz prunes, grapes, and apples