exquisite stone carvings

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Ming Dynasty era stone carvings next to the entrance door of a private home garden in Shanghai.  The garden, which was developed during the Ming Dynasty, was one of many family gardens through the walled city of Shanghai.  In the late Qinq Dynasty, a Cantonese family purchased the property, which they have owned and maintained ever since. These exquisite stone carvings are amongst finest examples of classical Ming era carving in Shanghai.