Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
Soapstone:  Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature
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Soapstone: Soapstone Carving of a Vase with a Mythical Creature

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It is an interesting concept of a mythical creature climbing down a vase, as if the vase is magical and contains such a magnificent creature.  The soapstone is smoothly polished showing off the darker and lighter colors all within the same stone.  The vase is in the shape of a double gourd.  It is fitted with a brown stone base.  Double gourd is recognized as a magical container.  One of the Eight Immortals Zhang Guolao is always portrayed as having a double gourd container.  Whenever he needed a ride,  he would shake the double gourd and his  a donkey would come out to take him to his destination.  

Date: Mid 20 century

Dimensions: 3.5 inches wide x 2.25 inches deep and 6 inches high

Condition: good