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Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Figure of Shoulao

Mid-19th century


Finely carved from a single piece of clear and slightly smokey quartz crystal. Posed standing and holding a branch of peaches over his shoulder. With fine detailing to his features and decoration to his robe.
Height: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm.)
Mounted on a carved wood base.
Ex: European Collection (acquired in the Far East in the early 1900’s)
This is a rare subject to find in rock crystal. A rather similar example is in the Taft Museum, Cincinnati- that was acquired from Duveen Bros. in the early 1900’s.
Another similar example from the Imperial Collection is in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan.

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