Chinese Buddha - Soapstone - China - mid 20th century

Description
Chinese Buddha - Soapstone - China - mid 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 19×8×6 cm

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.

Lot details
Object
Chinese Buddha
Technique
Carved
Material
Soapstone
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
19×8×6 cm
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