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Studio: international art — 58.1913

DOI issue:
No. 239 (February 1913)
DOI article:
Lorden, L. W. C.: Chinese hard stone cutting
DOI article:
Studio-talk
DOI Page / Citation link: 
https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.21160#0078

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fruit of immortality. No. 6. This
is cut from lapis lazuli and shows
Si-Wang-Mu, Queen of the Im-
mortals, with her messenger bird.
No. 7 show's where a piece of
white crystal has been found ad-
hering to a piece of amethyst, and
has been worked into a squirrel
eating a melon. No. S is worked
from a piece of black jade.
No. 12 is from turquoise and
represents the Ho-ho bird, the
emblem of gentleness and virtue; it
was a favourite decoration of the
late Dowager Empress. No. 13 is
a splendid piece of clear green jade
and shows a mud fish amongst
lotus leaves. The Chinese gar-

POLISHING A STONE HY MEANS OF A WHEEL , . , , n ■ j

ments button down the left side
and these charms are worn hanging
by a piece of silk from the top button. On to the silk are often
threaded pearls and other stones; the gold rings shown are not the
original fittings.

I should like to add in conclusion that the whole plant for working
these stones does not, I should think, cost more than j£$ or
and there is no reason why some of the art schools in England
should not take up this line of work, for the hills of Derbyshire!
Wales and other districts produce excellent stones for working into
these gems.

STUDIO-TALK.

(From Our Own Correspondents.)
ONDON.—We referred last month to the first exhibition of the
newly formed Society of Humorous Art held at the galleries
of Messrs. Manzi, Joyant and Co. in Bedford Street, Covent
Garden, and now have pleasure in supplementing our re-
marks by reproductions of a few of the drawings exhibited. Apropos of

two lions (onyx)

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No. 1 represents a bird of
green jade amongst white
jade foliage and although
the stone is only one-eighth
of an inch thick the reverse
side is of quite a different
design. No. 3 is a fine
piece of yellow jade on which
is written inManchu " Purify
your mind." No. 5. This
charm, kindly lent for repro-
duction by Messrs. Liberty
and Co., of Regent Street,
from their collection, is of
malachite and represents
Lou Shing, the god of

longevity, riding on his stag sketch for a poster for mr. pelissier of "the follies"

and holding in his hand the by e. t. reed

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