This Chinese old soapstone carving of a wise sage with a long beard and carrying a sword and holding a fly whisk. The variegated light beige, rust and dark- brown tones are seen throughout the soapstone carving. The carved figure is 12 ½" (31.8) high is set into a brass base dating to the 30-40s and made into a French mounted lamp. It has a new linen shade of a light beige color. The overall height is 24 ¾" high (62.9 cm).