Featured is a stunning pair of Imperial Cathay Jade Lu Tung Bookends. These hard to find pieces are about 7 1/2 inches high and 5 1/4 inches across. They are both in excellent condition, free from any chips or cracks. Both pieces for one low price.
From Imperial's promotional brochure:
5030 LU--TUNG BOOK HOLDERS
AS A GIFT FOR A PERSPICACIOUS GENTLEMAN, WE RECOMMEND THIS HANDSOME SET OF CATHAY CRYSTAL BOOK-HOLDERS. INSPIRED By LU--TIJNC;-PIN, WHO WAS ONE OF THE EIGHT IMMORTALS OF TAOISM. HE IS EASILY RECOGNIZED BY HIS INGENIOUS HEAD-DRESS. HE WAS BORN AE30UT 798 A.D., AND HISTORIANS SAY THAT THE FIRE DRAGON PRESENTED Lu-'TIJNC; WITH A SWORD THAT RENDERED HIM INVISIBLE AMONG THE CLOUDS. AFTER ATTAINING IMMORALITY HE TRAVERSED THE WORLD FOR MORE THAN FOUR-HUNDRED YEARS, KILLING EVIL DRAGONS AND RENDERING SERVICE,IN THE REALMS OF MAGIC AND ALCHEMY. CAN'T YOU SEE HOW THIS SET WILL DELIGHT THE AIR-MINDED MAN YOU KNOW?
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