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Fine Late 19th C Chinese Wood Carving of Immortal Shou Lao
August 2019 Auction by Far East Asian Art

Intricate finely carved hardwood figure of the Chinese immortal Shou lao. The figure is old. It has a nice worn smooth feeling to the wood. Just like metal, the wood has taken on a patina.

The carving of Shou lao, is very fine. You can see it in the hairs on the head and beard. Each strand is a fine parallel line. The robe has the feel of fabric as it drapes and shows movement. The figure is holding a thinly carved scroll, which is cut away from the body...
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