Vintage Chinese Porcelain 1950s Jing De Zhen Guan Gong Yu Kwan Kung Protector
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Vintage Chinese Porcelain 1950s Jing De Zhen Guan Gong Yu Kwan Kung Protector :
Up for sale is a Vintage Chinese Porcelain 1950s JING DE ZHEN GUAN GONG YU KWAN KUNG "PROTECTOR" figure figural statue. He is iron ore red faced withno chips or cracks. His hand is detachable. The statue has an impressed mark with the number 58 in it. He stands 13 1/2" tall and is approximately 6" at his widest. A figure originating from the historical classic The Three Kingoms, General Guan Gong is a protector diety in Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is distinguished by his red face and curved blade. Please see my other sales for more vintage Chinese decorative items.
Guan Gong, also known as Guan Yu or Guan Yun Chang (160-219) was a general who lived close to two thousand years ago in China. He helped his sworn brother Liu Bei to fight against the dynasty of Wei that seized the throne from the last Han Emperor. He was also the sworn brother of ZhangFei another warrior of Liu Bei's.The Three Brothers conquered the Southeast of China and founded aDynasty named Shu Han (because Liu Bei claimed to be the rightful heir of the Han Dynasty). They also battled with Eastern Wu, another Chinese dynasty at this time, and during one of the battles, Guan Yu was captured by the Wu general Lu Meng and executed (along with his son Guan Ping). In later centuries, Guan Yu became a Chinese deity and was given the name Guan Gong, meaning "Lord Guan".