Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900

Detailed, well executed carving in reddish soapstone of the Chinese God of Longevity Shou Lao and the peach of immortality.

A reddish soapstone has been intricately carved with deep clothing folds, facial features and peach. The carving is old with no soapy feeling to the stone. He has a matching dark gray Lake Tai stone stand carved out of a separate soapstone piece.

There is the word CHINA etched into the back of the robe near the base.

MEASUREMENTS

Carving only: 5 ¾” (14.6 cm) tall x 2” (5.1 cm) wide x 1 1/8” (2.9 cm) deep.
With stand: 7 7/8” (20.0 cm) tall x 2 ¼” (5.7 cm) wide x 2” (5.1 cm) deep.
Weighs 1 lb 1.6 oz (500 g)

CONDITION

The tips of both sides of the sleeves are missing. The figure and his stand are separate but could be glued back together. There are no other cracks, breaks, or chips.

An antique carving from an expert folk art sculptor that has survived to today. The carving is amazing.

Item ID: V-1981

Chinese Soapstone Carving of Immortal Shou Lao God of Longevity circa 1900

$150 USD

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