Home / Cinnabar, Lacquer & Wood / Vintage Chinese carved Hedaio fruit pit basket pendant . B7-wo282(e)
The miniature folk art of fruit pit carving has been practiced in China for centuries. This is an early to mid-20th century elaborate finely carved flower basket pendant. This carving was purchased by a collector/dealer in Hong Kong in the early 1970s. Carvings with this level of handwork are not being produced today. Each is individually hand carved and so vary slightly in size and detail. Average size is 36 x 19mm.