Grouping of four (4) Asian soapstone or hardstone carvings, including one brush pot holder with figural monkeys on a pierced naturalistic base with birds and incised floral decoration; one brush pot with a figural deer and crane on a pierced naturalistic base; one landscape carving with rat, berries and vines; and one figural carving depicting a monkey pyramid. Together with a red lacquer wood stand with foliate decoration. Carvings range in size from :4 1/4" H x 3" W to 4" H x 9 3/4" W. Stand measures: 3" H x 9" W x 6" D. All items 20th century. Provenance: by descent from the estate of Russell and Cornelia Speights, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Largest brush pot with chipping or losses to rims of all three pots. Smallest brush pot with chipping to rims of pots. Remaining 2 carvings overall good condition. Stand with minor wear and paint loss.
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