Exceptional and Beautiful Vintage Large Chinese Turquoise Carving of a Horse and Tiger

Exceptional and Beautiful Vintage Large Chinese Turquoise Carving of a Horse and Tiger. The Chinese have been mining turquoise for at least 3700 years. This estimate is based on the find of bronze work with turquoise overlays that date back to 1700 B.C. It is believed, however, that ancient Chinese civilizations imported most of their turquoise, probably from Persia (Iran). Turquoise was used to carve statues and other art pieces, preferring jade for their jewelry Some turquoise comes from the Shanghai region, where the Ma'ashan turquoise mine is located, but most is produced in the Hubei Province, shown in the map above. Turquoise from the Hubei region sometimes obtains the brilliant blues long favored by turquoise enthusiasts. Some of the mines in this area include the Huangcheng Mine, the Jinliantong Mine, and the Labashan Mine, all in Zhushan of the Shiyan Prefecture.Turquoise meaning embodies power, wisdom, luck, protection and immortality. The extensive use of this blue-green mineral rock throughout the centuries revolves around turquoise meaning. Prehistoric Native Americans used turquoise rocks and jewelry in ceremonies to symbolize "the god of the sky alive in the earth." This turquoise meaning is tied to the blue turquoise color. Spiritual turquoise healing properties provide cleansing and healing energies for the entire body, including energy centers. Measurements: 5” Wide, 4 1/2” Tall and 2 3/4” Thick Carving All One Piece of Chinese Turquoise Horse And Tiger Carving Statue Combined Under Neath of Carving is the Artist name LI-LE. The Turquoise Piece Actually before Carving One Large Piece of Turquoise. Origin of Turquoise: China. I had this Beautiful Vintage Carving in My Gallery Cabinet Collection over 30 Years and Very Well Kept. This is a One on a Kind. Price: $649.00 Shipping and Handling $25.00Total: $674.00 If interested please email and Visit: www.paulsgems.com For Unique Antiques and Treasures from Mother Earth. {On Craigslist Front Page you must go to left side of screen to Search Craigslist and Type in Paulsgems all of my items will Appear}Pictures show all Angles of this Exceptional and Beautiful Vintage Large Chinese Carving of a Horse and Tiger. You won't find anything like this on ebay or online.
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