Herend Kuan Ti Figurine from Blanc de Chine Series, Limited


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Manufacturer:Herend Porcelain Manufactory (Hungary)
Quality:Handmade, 1st class, with Certificate
Pattern:White biscuit (unglazed) figurine
Condition:Pre-owned, in excellent condition, as seen on photos.
No chips, no cracks or repairs.
Height:10.6” (27cm)
Width:5.9” (15cm)
Depth:3.3” (8.5cm)
Serial number:057/450 – LIMITED EDITION!
Form number:5648
Description:Guan Yu courtesy name Yunchang, was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. Guan Yu played a significant role in the events leading up to the end of the dynasty and the establishment of Liu Bei’s state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. He was subsequently captured in an ambush by Sun Quan’s forces and executed. Guan Yu’s life was lionised and his achievements glorified to such an extent after his death that he was deified during the Sui dynasty. Through generations of story telling, culminating in the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, his deeds and moral qualities have been given immense emphasis, making Guan Yu one of East Asia’s most popular paradigms of loyalty and righteousness. In religious devotion he is reverentially called the “Divus Guan” (Guān Dì) or “Lord Guan” (Guān Gōng). He is a deity worshipped in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to him are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants.
New retail price of this figurine is over $3000 USD.