Title: Carved Water Buffalo horn on custom stand - Double DragonMaker: Design: Jake RichmondOrigin: IndonesiaDate/Period: 2018Materials:Horn, WoodDimensions:H: 33cm / 13 inchesW: 59 / 23 inchesDescription:A very impressive eye-catcher on which a Balinese master craftsman has intricately carved a double dragon. The craftsman's family has been carving for generations, as this skill is traditionally passed down fromfather to son.This could be seen as a type of scrimshaw. Scrimshaw is the name given to engravings, and carvings are done in bone or ivory.THE STORYAt the heartof Chinese mythology are four spiritual creatures (in Chinese - Sì Shòu, in Japanese - Shishin). Two of the most powerful of the four celestial animals are the dragon and phoenix.The dragon and phoenix are the perfect couple in Feng Shui. Dragon is "yang" while Phoenix is "yin", and they complement each other in creating yin-yang balance to harvest successful matrimonial bliss. This celestial couple is the symbol of everlasting love and they being together is the ultimate symbol of marital happiness. It symbolizes that the man and spouse will stay together through thick and thin, and that love and passion will last till the end. They ensure that a newlywed couple will be blessed with both patriarch and matriarch luck, outstanding achievement in life and great fortune and prosperity with many filial offsprings.
Shipping:Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.Europe: Flat-rate of $25.00 to anywhere within EuropeAsia/Middle East: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within Asia or the Middle East.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from The Netherlands
Your purchase is protected:
Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.
In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.