Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Pair Chinese Lotus Boy Candle Pricks

Pair Chinese Lotus Boy Candle Pricks

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1950: Item # 1299974

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DESCRIPTION: A pair of decorative, large and captivating carved wooden figures of two reclining “lotus boys,” each with a candle stand in one hand. The fat-cheeked, gilded babies are carved separately from their large lotus leaf bases, which are complete with curled edges and seed pods. In Chinese folklore, such figures represent the wish for many sons - “as many as the seeds in the lotus pod.” These large figures are absolutely charming, and would make wonderful focal points on a Chinese altar table or dining buffet. Dating from the Republic Period (1911-1949), they are both in very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each figure is approximately 18 ½” long (47 cm) x 9” wide (22.8 cm) x 9” high (22.8 cm) to the top of the candle prick.