Subject:Re: asian vessel
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Your stone carving is in the form of an ancient vessel called a 'Guang' (觥), sometimes 'Huang' (觵). In my less than fully schooled opinion, it appears, from some of the apparent white nicks, possibly to be soapstone, a frequently used substitute for jade, which would have been the stone of choice for truly ancient carvings like this.
Below are images of a porcelain 'Guang' in my collection with Ming Wanli mark and believed to date to around the Qing Daoguang Period (1821-500. Also links for pasting in your browser to reach information online regarding other examples of these vessels in bronze and jade.