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A toggle 'Four Happy Boys'


A toggle 'Four Happy Boys'

Lot-No. 306

Proceeds : 200 €


China, around 1900 (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911). Carved boxwood. Infinite circle comprising of figures of boys, one of the holding a lingzhi fungus. 6 x 5,5 cm. - The 'si xiren' or 'four happy boys' represent the four happy events in one's life: one's wedding night, meeting an old friend far from home, passing one's exams and rain after a drought.

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A toggle 'Four Happy Boys'


A toggle 'Four Happy Boys'

Lot-No. 306

Proceeds : 200 €

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China, around 1900 (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911). Carved boxwood. Infinite circle comprising of figures of boys, one of the holding a lingzhi fungus. 6 x 5,5 cm. - The 'si xiren' or 'four happy boys' represent the four happy events in one's life: one's wedding night, meeting an old friend far from home, passing one's exams and rain after a drought.

A toggle 'Four Happy Boys'