For your consideration is a Qing Dynasty carved coral chicken family group.
The coral group features a carved rooster atop a floral carved high peak with the hen and chick below. The coral measures 3.3 x 2.1 inches at the base and stands 3.3 inches tall. The style of carving, detail, medium, and subject are consistent with 18th and early 19th century Qing carvings. Coral grows approximately one inch per 100 years. That makes the coral itself over 330 years old (as measured at the widest base points) when Dot purchased it in the mid-1900s. The coral is naturally included and retains the original beeswax used by the artisans to “fill” voids in the coral. The coral weighs 228.2 grams. The piece is in very fine condition, obviously treasured and well cared for.
This piece was from the Dorothy “Dot” Voorhees collection (Lodi, NY). Dot was born May 9, 1905 and passed away May 6, 2000. She was a dealer in fine Chinese art and antiques. She purchased her Chinese items from private collections and missionaries that were in China from the late 1800s into the 1900s. I was fortunate to know her during her later years.
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