This is a finely carved head in hardwood of an immortal with black glass eyes dating from the second half of the 19th Century. The detailing on the face, particularly in the eyebrows, moustache and beard, is of a high standard whereas the back of the head has been more simply finished (presumably because it would not have been seen).
This tactile bust possesses a lot of character and would make an interesting talking point in the living room or as a paper weight in a study. Dimensions: 22 cm length x 11 cm width x 10.5 cm height. The carving is shown next to an iPhone 8 for scale in the last two pictures, though this has the unfortunate effect of making it look smaller than it really is. Condition: The carved head is in fine antique condition with a good colour and patina.
There are some minor shrinkage splits but no damage or losses. The item "Fascinating antique Chinese carved wooden head of an immortal, 19th Century" is in sale since Monday, November 15, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "123torr" and is located in Tunbridge Wells. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Viet nam, Russian federation.