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Antique Chinese Hardwood Reclining Immortal Figure, 18th-19th Century


An antique lacquered hard wood figure of a reclining immortal. He is resting on a basket and with a miniature fisherman presenting him a large fish. The figures are disproportionate to each other and the carver possibly is reflecting on the importance which the Immortal figure played in Chinese mythology. The figure is not apparently marked and is fitted with a later red felt base.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    19th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. A stabilised natural crack running along the surface of the base to one end..
  • Wear
    Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions

    H 8.67 in. x W 17.13 in. x D 6.7 in.

    H 22 cm x W 43.5 cm x D 17 cm

  • Seller location
    Bishop's Stortford, GB
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