A beautifully patinated 19th century verdigris bronze Chinese turtle of small proportions.
During the Shang dynasty (1766 - 1122 BC) tortoise shells were used for ceremonial divination to predict the future. The ancient Chinese believed the turtle contained all the wisdom of heaven and earth within its shell. Today, turtle figures remain a part of Feng Shui practices and are said to attract safety, wealth and good fortune.
A charming piece.
Weight: 505 grams
UK Mainland: £3.95
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