Antique, Qing Dynasty Chinese Root & Burl Wood Carving of a Dancing Budai holding a coin aloft, standing on one foot on a root wood base.
The form of these carvings was dictated by the original form of the root wood from which they were carved, as can be seen by the interesting "knot" form seen on Budai's left arm.
These carvings were produced from the Mid-Qing dynasty right up until the end of the 20th Century in a myriad of qualities. This is undoubtedly one of the better quality ones and dates to around the mid-19th Century.
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