Soapstone is a soft rock, that has been carved by the Chinese for centuries. The name derives from the soap-like feel that some of the softer grades of soapstone have. Because of continuing production over several centuries, it can be difficult to date soapstone carvings. This beautiful piece is a family acquisition made on the european antique market (Italy, likely) .
The conditions are almost perfect. No scratches or any other damage.
Export outside the EU will require ministerial authorization.
- Chinese Buddha
- Mid 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Very good condition, see description
- 19×8×6 cm