Late 19th century Chinese Daoist carved and gilt temple altar. Inscribed for the town of Nan Hoi on the Pearl River. Stunning quality of carving with elaborate pierced details and gilt work. Its is rare to find stunning carvings of this nature. A rare opportunity for the collector of shrines.
Height: 22 in x width: 14 in x depth: 9 in.
The shrine is structurally sound and stable. All pieces are firmly attached. There are no significant cracks, chips, or losses. There are some small flakes to the painted decoration throughout. Some losses to the gilt throughout. Along the underside there are two pieces of wood that have been attached; one piece measuring 3.5" x .5" has been attached with a nail along the front center behind the skirt, possibly to stabilize it. One small piece has been attached along the back right foot. Dust collected throughout.
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