Antique Statuette Bois de Chine, Wooden Chinese Guardian Figure. Fine antique items of wood from China are disappearing from the marketplace. Figures that "look" old are everywhere. Genuine articles are protected by the State. The reason being is that wood, having an ephemoral nature, decays quickly when left to the elements. Thus, to obtain old treasures, as pictured, you must seek out reputable dealers. This piece came to us by way of Paris--a dealer we've used for years. At one time, this tomb guardian perhaps wielded a spear, which is missing. Otherwise, the general condition is excellent. Touches of chocolate brown, cream and terracotta paint mingle to extraordinary effect. Use this fine example as a fierce desk accessory, impressive mantle decor, or anywhere that needs charm and protection. We keep him away from direct sunlight or halogen lighting. You can be his next custodian.
Approximate Dimensions: 13 1/2"H X 5"W (At widest point) Depth is also about 5"