Shoushan stone carving is an art originating in Fujian Province in East China. The stones used in carving are also known as agalmatolite and are mined in the Shoushan village in northern Fujian.
What is Chinese Shoushan stone?
Carving Shoushan stone is a kind of alabaster quarried from a mountain called Shoushan in the northern suburbs of Fuzhou. With a soft, smooth surface and variegated colours, this stone makes an ideal material for carving. During the Yuan and Ming (1271-1644), Shoushan stone also came to be used for seal carving.
Is Shoushan stone natural?
Quarried from Shoushan Mountain in Fuzhou, capital city of Fujian Province, Shoushan stone is noted for its smooth texture. Technically, Shoushan stone is agalmatolite, one of the pinite family. The minerals in the stones produce the colors and patterns.
shoushan stone value
Shoushan Stone is not only valuable for carving seals and ornaments, but also has more collection value.