|Date: 21st Century|
Origin: Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, China.
Translation of calligraphy on front of marble (see detailed image):"The big tree has deep root wishing that you have a handsome family fortune"
Translation of calligraphy on back of marble (see detailed image):"The marble was selected from Yaan City, Sichuan Province, China, by Master Revealer Yang Like in January 2001."
|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: Framed Size: 51” Height x 51” Width (129.5 cm Height x 129.5 cm Width)|
|Primary Classification: Asian Art : Chinese Antiques|
|Secondary Classification: Fossils, Science, Natural History, and Rocks for Sale|
|Awards:Awarded a Platinum Ranking by the International Dali Dreamstone AssociationReceived a "Certificate of Honor" as one of the premier Dreamstone examples in the category of "Flora" at: "Dreamstones Dali's Artistic Heritage - Presented by the Dali Municipal Museum in conjunction with The International Dali Dreamstone Association" a 2012 Exhibition in Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China|
Dali Dreamstones, Fantasy Marble, Stone Paintings and Viewing Stones are but a few of the names given to this recently revived art form which primarily utilizes stone quarried from the Cangshan Mountains of Yunnan Province, in Southwest China. The nineteen peaks of this towering massif, which essentially surround the ancient city of Dali and beautiful Lake Erhai, are famous for their clouds, snow, streams, flora and, most of all, their marble. It is documented that Dali Viewing Stones have been prized and contemplated from as early as the Tang Dynasty (c. 618 - 906 CE) and it was even stipulated by the Southern Song Dynasty (c. 1127 - 1279 CE) court that a portion of the Dali Kingdom's tribute be paid in this stone. In the late Ming Dynasty, one of China's most famous scholars and geographers, Xu Xiake (c. 1600 CE) wrote that the select pieces of variegated marble found in Dali dwarfed all paintings and that all other displays of paintings should be closed. One poem states that the Dali Viewing Stones were "so exquisite, marvelous and picturesque that no painting can compete with it. The great variety of color and patterns present the life of man and the beauty of Nature, as nothing else can."
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