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Soapstone
Soapstone

Soapstone is a mineral that was used for foot warmers or griddles because of its heat-retaining properties. Soapstone was carved into figurines and bowls in many countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most of the soapstone seen today is from China or Japan. Green Mountain Soapstone Corporation is the largest supplier of soapstone to the United States. It is still being carved in the old styles.


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 SoapstoneCarving Woman, Kneeling, Holding Lotus Branch, Foo Dog, Stand, 5 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneCenser Round, Reticulated Design, Coins, Foo Dogs, Seated Dog Lid, Red Stand, Chinese, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Chang Mei, Seated, Monk Robe, Long Eyebrows, Chinese, c.1800, 6 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Daoist Immortal, Peach Branch, Robe, Longevity Symbols, Chinese, 15 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Female Deity, Standing On Pedestal, Carrying Flower Basket, Chinese, 9 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Foo Dogs, Seated, Growling, 8 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Immortal, Riding Mule, Wine Red, 1700s2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Luohan, Seated, Hand On Knee, Sprig, Wood Stand, Chinese, 5 5/8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Official, Seated, Whisk In Hand, Sword, Rectangular Stand, 6 x 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneFigurine Old Man, Staff, Basket Of Flowers, Green, c.1925, 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneGroup 4 Otters Fighting Over Fish, Lucassie Takatak, Belcher Islands, c.19502012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneGroup Daoist Immortals, Men, Mountains, Stand, Brocade Box, Chinese, 1900s, 8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Bamboo Stalk, Dark Honey Inclusion, Fitted Wooden Stand, Chinese, 1 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Butterscotch, Carved Landscape, Figures, Flattened Boulder Shape, 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Foo Dog Group, Characters, Black, White, Wood Box, Chinese, 1800s, 4 x 2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Mountain, Dragons, Flaming Pearl, Clouds, Carp, Waves, Chinese, 1800s, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Rectangular, Scholars, Pavilions, Mountain Landscape, Chinese, Early 1900s, 2 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Seated Foo Dog & 4 Cubs, Mottled Red, Brown, Tan, Chinese, 8 3/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Seated Lion, Square Base, Fitted Box, c.1900, 5 In. Pair2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneSeal Unicorn Finial, Square Base, Chinese, 4 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneBrush Rest5 Crested Mountain, Dragon, Fish, Waves, Yellow, Brown, Chinese, 1800s, 2 x 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneBuddhaReclining, Wood Base, Chinese, 6 x 12 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneCarving2 Dogs, Chasing Each Other, Pine Trees, Ocher, Black Stand, Chinese, c.1900, 7 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneCarvingGuanyin, Holding Boy, Carved Stand, Lotus Pond, Chinese, 1800s, 8 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 SoapstoneCarvingGuanyin, Holding Sprig & Flower Basket, Dark Stand, Chinese, 11 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price


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