Chinese collection

Item LL 9524

Accession no: LL 9524
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Figure of Shou Lao
Materials: Soapstone (Steatite)
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 52 cm, W. 19.5 cm

Description: Figure of Shou Lao, god of Long Life, holding a staff, on which hangs a gourd, in his right hand and in his left a peach. Yellowish white soapstone, clouded with red. He stands on a dark mottled brown soapstone base, mounted on a plinth of similar material, which is hollowed out underneath and pierced on the front with two panels of trellis pattern.

R.L Hobson, Chinese Porcelain & Wedgewood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B.T. Batsford, Ltd, 1928, No. 795.