Chinese Soapstone Sculpture, Water Buffalo Ox, Vintage Chinoiserie, Carved Natural Stone, Asian Folk Art, Boho Home Decor, Child Figurine

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Chinese Soapstone Sculpture, Water Buffalo Ox, Vintage Chinoiserie, Carved Natural Stone, Asian Folk Art, Boho Home Decor, Child Figurine

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Vintage from the 1900s


Antique hand carved soapstone sculpture, carved wood base, please read item description

On sale! Lovely antique Chinese soapstone sculpture of a water buffalo or ox with a little boy riding on its back. This hand carved natural stone has variegated colors in brown and beige with a hint of red. It comes with a hand carved black wooden vase.

The statue dates to the early 1900s, perhaps earlier. It is marked on the bottom with a character consisting of three lines and a circle.

The statue has such nice details and expressiveness and would be lovely in an Asian, boho, or eclectic decor.

The statue is in good condition overall but has had some repairs to the legs and base, visible only on close inspection (but reflected in the price). There are also a few small nicks commensurate with age.

Size: The statue is 4 inches long, 1.9 inches wide, and 3.75 inches tall. With the base, it's 4.25 inches tall.

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From Saint Louis, MO
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I gladly accept returns

Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


Any item that costs more than $100 can be placed in layway and paid off in three installments, with timing determined by mutual agreement. Please contact me if you're interested in working something out.
Note that vintage items are used and often have flaws and wear, treasured by vintage lovers. I try to describe and photograph any issues, so please examine the listing carefully before purchase. Monitors vary, so the color you see may differ from the original. Please contact me before purchase if you have any questions.
I will combine shipping prices for purchases on multiple items. If the price for combining isn't already specified, you can contact for an estimate or I'll refund the overage after purchase.
Customers in Missouri (and some other states) will be responsible for paying sales tax on the purchase price. This fee will be automatically added to your total before purchase. Customers in some countries may be responsible for customs or other fees. Please be aware of the regulations in your country.

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