Pair of carved ChenXiang wood (agarwood) libation cups in original wooden box. The pair of libation cup, of flori-form LingZhi petal trumpet rim. The exterior elaborately carved with Three Friends of The Winter motif, flowering prunus, the evergreen pine tree, and the endurance bamboo sprigs growing upon rockworks in high relief. The carving is smooth, displayed its masterly craftsmanship. ChenXiang wood shows golden-honey to dark-brown hued patina. Elegantly displayed upon elaborately carved hardwood stand in entwined branching motif, further with fitted creme linen covered hard cushion inside lidded hardwood box.
Aloes wood, also referred to ChenXiangMu or agarwood, diffuses a distinctive fragrance and hence it is highly treasured, especially in China, Japan, and Tibet. The wood is typically only found in small segments of usable material, which are traditionally pieced together to make small scholar's articles. Its aromatic qualities renders it valuable in the manufacture of incense.
Dimension: 4.5"H x 4.5"W (each); (box): 10"H x 11.5"W