This vintage Chinese cork carving depicts a large tree with many branches, and plants at the base, and many cranes, some flying into the tree and others grazing at the base. Chinese cork carving is a traditional form of artwork depicting intricate landscapes, often with temples and natural settings. The cork comes from the bark of trees, and is cut, carved, and glued into arrangements that are then framed into wood shadowboxes with clear glass protection. Like most cork carvings, this one has a frame that is painted in black lacquer. I absolutely love cork carving dioramas and can get lost in the intricate details and consideration of the amount of work that goes into each. I have several pieces that were part of a collection.
This piece measures about 7-7/8" wide by about 5" tall and about 1-3/4" deep including the removable pedestal. Is light at about ten ounces unpacked. I've photographed some small bits of cork that have come loose and dislodged here and there, as well as dust and residue trapped inside the box. The enamel has also flaked away at some of the joints, revealing the bare wood underneath.
For the curiosity filled home, the treasure filled life.
Note that due to lighting plus monitor settings for brightness, contrast and other factors, there may be differences in the colors and tones of photos versus that of the actual item. Please message with questions and I will respond as soon as possible.
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