Asian statue

Jul 19, 2021. 17:11 UTC
Asian Statue
Bob
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Heavy. Tan rock with red swirls black base. Glue visable between.

Provenance

unkown

Answered within 3 days
Jul 22, 14:44 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$50 - $150 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$100 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto. This is a soapstone carving of the Chinese immortal Shou Lao, probably made around 1900. I have added links below to retail and hammer prices of similar pieces. Price variations are related to detail/intricacy of carving, size, and, in some cases, the taste of the seller/buyer. My valuation is based on the hammer prices, as reflective of completed sales are more reliable to go by. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Shou Lao:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG185974

Retail:

$50
https://www.varagesale.com/i/f87xxf3h-antique-chinese-statue-of-shou-lao-god-of-longevity-carved-soapstone-11-25-taking-offers

$64
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264707642019

$85, scroll to bottom, similar
https://www.rubylane.com/item/760156-V-1981/Chinese-Soapstone-Carving-Immortal-Shou-Lao

$95, scroll to bottom, similar
https://www.rubylane.com/item/454873-RL952/Tall-Soapstone-Carving-Chinese-Immortal-Shou

$2500, “c.1900”, similar ( I am not sure why this one is priced so high)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233731536557

Hammer:

$40
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334010406735?hash=item4dc492574f:g:SpsAAOSwANZgoCGV

$48
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154162367001?hash=item23e4cb0a19:g:lqUAAOSwkcFfl1wn

$50
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/44682446_chinese-export-carved-shoushan-soapstone-shou-lao

$75
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/58680595_chinese-soapstone-shou-lao-figurine

$150
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/14924788_134-old-chinese-carved-soapstone-shoulao

$175
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/42759954_chinese-carved-soapstone-shoulao

$250
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/19271058_a-fine-soapstone-carving-of-shou-lao

$580
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/45474696_a-19th20th-century-chinese-soapstone-figure-of-shou

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