"An 18th century Chinese rootwood sculpture in grotesque form which resembles a pomegranate amidst gnarled and twisted root 10 1/2"H x 9"W.
Rootwood was especially appealing to scholars because of its often eccentric shapes and movements which enabled the mind to form various interpretations of its pictorial possibilities. Rootwood sculptures and furniture have been collected by Chinese collectors as early as the Song Dynasty. Rootwood have always been regarded as "sculpture" with each piece being unique in form." - Bernie McManus, Appraiser, Woodbury House, Connecticut, 10/23/1999