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Chinese Shekwan Mudman, Lao Tzu Riding Ox

Chinese Shekwan Mudman, Lao Tzu Riding Ox

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1920: Item # 698957

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One of the best shiwan (shekwan) sculptures we've ever encountered, this large masterpiece displays the legendary Laozi riding an ox: Laozi means "old master". It is said that he mounted an ox and headed west, before leaving, the border guard asked if he would write down his ideas, which Laozi obliged to do, thus he wrote the Tao-te ching (Book of Changes). The robes are done in a rich white glaze that is naturally aged with time, the glass-like eyes of the ox reflects the pinnacle of the potters art and is indicative of the very early 20th century (late Qing, early Republic). This impressive sculpture is in excellent condition and measures in at 12.5 inches high x 14.5 inches long.