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A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing
A vintage Chinese cork art  carving in a glass casing

A vintage Chinese cork art carving in a glass casing

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R 999.00
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R 999.00
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This is a stunning Oriental cork carving of enclosed in a glass casing. It measures 23cm x 7cm x 23cm high. Chinese cork carving is also known as cork sculpture and a traditional Chinese artwork depicting intricate landscapes and their wild species. The cork (from cork bark of trees) is cut, carved and glued together into pictures. After that the arrangement is wood-framed with a clear glass protection. Very often the frame is lacquer painted in black. Chinese cork carving or “Ruanmu Hua” is actually a quite modern art and not really an ancient art as most people might think. The art started back about a hundred years ago when the Chinese wood carving artist Wu Qiqi from Xiyuan village in Fuzhou was inspired by a picture that travellers brought back from Germany in 1914. It was said to be a kind of “picture in wood” that inspired the local artist to use their own material to apply their traditional carving skills