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Chinese Carved Agate Rubbing Stone / Toggle  

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DESCRIPTION: A simply carved agate rubbing stone in the form of a Chinese boy carrying a ruyi. The semi-precious stone is pure white with brown inclusions that have been incorporated into the design as the boy’s cloak, hat and ruyi, which he carries on his shoulder. A small hole has been drilled through the ruyi at the back of the head for stringing and wearing from the belt as a toggle. Stones such as these were meant to held, rubbed and fondled, with this one fitting perfectly into the palm of the hand, the stone feeling cool and silky smooth to the touch. From an estate, we estimate the carving to be from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Excellent condition, no cracks or losses. DIMENSIONS: 3 ¼” long (8.5 cm) x 1 ½” wide (4 cm).
  Stock #JHS107

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