Lot 154
A Large Chinese Rootwood Burl Sculpture of Shou Lao
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, very finely carved figure of Shou Lao, the god of longevity, with an attendant, Shou Lao stands towering above a natural root base, his legs and face are smooth in contrast to his coat that has natural burls giving it texture, his long beard is combed and sleek, he has wide eyes and a joyful smile, he holds a peach, a symbol of longevity, in one hand, and a wooden staff in his other, the sculpture has individual elements that fit into the singular root base.

DOA 38 x 18 x 13 in.

Private Collection, North Carolina

Loss of attachment of hand and side item to smaller figure; some rough edges to ends of root wood base, might be later breaks or original natural breaks of wood; some repairs with glue at an attempt to hold in legs and arms, but these items are all meant to be removable as they are now; some stress cracks to wood.

$500 - 1,000