Chinese carved Serpentine Lónggui dragon-turtle, Qing Dynasty, 19th c.

$2,600.00 AUD

Handsome Chinese carved serpentine Lónggui ‘dragon-turtle’ on plinth, depicted standing with head high & open mouth, the base with panels of auspicious objects, traces of original gold & red pigments.

Qing Dynasty, 19th century or earlier

Condition: some signs of age, signs of old repair to back, displays well.


Provenance: old Geelong collection, collected mid-20th century

The Lónggui ‘Dragon-Turtle’ is a legendary creature, venerated for its positive Feng Shui attributes: courage, determination, fertility, longevity, power, and success. It was a popular shrine adornment from ancient times.




In stock

SKU: 1034041 Categories: , ,