Fabulous sculpture of a Chinese beauty, carved from a single piece of rosewood, shown seated on an ornate tree root with branches or offshoots. The lady is shown with her right hand open and the other holding a lotus flower by the stem. Her head is finely detailed, highlighting the strands of her hair, along with a comb and beads at the top, and flowing down her back. Her eyes are downcast, but open, and she has a smiling countenance. The robe is draped across her body and flows down over her legs. She has a large circular bow on one side with a long flowing ribbon. We have had this in our private collection since 1974, and the prior owner purhased it 40 years prior to that. It is much older than may be apparent because of the quality workmanship.
Marks: There are no marks or signature, but there is an old paper “No. 11” attached inside the root carving on the bottom.
Condition: Very good, with repaired cracks in a few of the tree root branches. (See picture.)
Size/Weight: 7-3/4”H x 3”W x 2”D; 6 oz.