Chinese Jade Statue of a Confucian Sage1538
Splendid statue made of jade in the typically Chinese 19th century. The statue is very beautiful and rests on an oval base made of very fine dark wood. The lower part of the statue is dark, in a colour tending towards grey-black (this could be reminiscent of the sea and its waves), on top of which the two main characters of the sculpture rest. They represent a Confucian sage with a woman, smaller than him. Both figures are depicted smiling. The Confucian was a philosopher, the pivot of a culture based on Chinese-Confucian philosophy. The figures are adorned with white waves, which seem to symbolize water. In addition, different animals are depicted: a crocodile, a peacock and a monkey. The statue is wonderful and captivating, only for true lovers of Chinese art.
Height: 31,5 cm (12.40 in.)
Width: 20 cm (7.87 in.)
Depth: 5,5 cm (2.16 in.)
The sculpture is in good and original vintage condition, slight scratches and light wear consistent with its time and use. Being a VINTAGE item it is possible that it will bear some scratches or defects.