Stone Shoemaker's Weight with Mother, Cub, and Embroidered Ball

c. 1900
$1,880 USD
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W: 11.0" D: 7.75" H: 3.25"
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Carved from a solid piece of stone, this weight was originally used by a shoemaker to press down large pieces of leather. Surrounded by intricate scrollwork and peony blossoms, a guardian fu dog lies beside her cub, each biting the thread of an embroidered ball, a symbol of love and loyalty. This shoemaker's weight was hand carved by an artisan from China's Shanxi province and lives on as a fascinating tabletop sculpture.

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