Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Fine Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle of a Sage, Qing

Fine Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle of a Sage, Qing


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1800: Item # 1369220

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DESCRIPTION: Wonderful boxwood toggle of a seated sage with a scroll, depicting the Daoist deity Fu Shen, the Chinese god of happiness. His scroll is carved with four Chinese characters and he wears a feathered coat. Two netsuke type holes pierce the back for threading a cord to hang from a sash. This toggle has a luscious, hand-rubbed patina that only great age and handling can produce; 18th/19th C. DIMENSIONS: 1 7/8” high (4.8 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).