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Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Bamboo HeHe ErXian Group, 19th Century

$9,000

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A wonderful Chinese bamboo figural carving featuring the Taoist immortal twins of eternal youth, known as the HeHe ErXian, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Finely carved from a single large section of bamboo root, the twins of mirth and harmony, often associated with marriage and the constellation Gemini, are portrayed as corpulent youths with large bellies and mischievous grins upon their faces. One twin is crouched down, slyly opening a basket, from which smoke and a bat emerge. The other stands, laughing heartily and holding a lotus blossom and large lotus leaf that shelters the both of them like an umbrella. The bamboo with a lovely honey coloration.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. No condition issues noted.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894711125881

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    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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