Hand carved soapstone pair of foo dogs chasing a pearl, complete with coin motif throughout. Two tiny baby lions playing at the bottom of the carving. One young foo dog stands on top of the lid.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock. The veining of this stone is less compared to granite and marble. Soapstone is buried beneath the earth in its natural state and once it is pulled up it starts to oxidize. Through this process the stone will start to darken over time. It’s a gentle and gradual darkening. It’s wonderful to watch it age on its own following a course that nature intended.
This naturally quarried stone is softer than most other naturally occurring minerals. Although soft, soapstone is a very dense and non-porous stone; more so than marble, slate, limestone and even some granite.
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Dimensions: 2.5″ x 9.75″ x 9.75″