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Beautiful "Blanc De Chine" Porcelain Figure / Guan Yin Goddess of Compassion/Circa Mid 20th Century

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Posted 6 months ago

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mikelv85
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I love Asian art so when I saw this at GW it was a must have. I have a couple of these pieces already and they usually represent the Goddess of Compassion Guan Yin in various poses holding flowers or baskets. There's lots of intricate detail even the basket's weave is pierced through. I'm guessing this 11" piece dates to post WW II/ mid 20th century or so and in perfect condition .With no markings it is difficult to date Dehua porcelain. This piece is hollow and does have the number 13 scratched inside the base but that's it. I've seen similar numbers on other pieces as well, that were quite expensive, so I think I might have a nice piece here. -Mike-

History of Blanc De Chine

Blanc de Chine porcelain was made in the province of Fugian in Dehua. This area almost never marked their porcelain as it speaks for itself. Beginning in the mid-thirteenth century, the kilns of Dehua, capital of the Fujian Province in southeast China , began producing brilliant white porcelain pieces, the likes of which had never been seen before. These pieces were originally crafted with only domestic markets in mind, for use as cooking and serving ware, or for decorative or religious purposes. But as Chinese artifacts made their way around the world, a significant market for these porcelains blossomed in Europe , where they were prized for their refinement of form and beauty of glaze.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    Beautiful!!!!
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 months ago
    Thank you Sean and Leah :)
  3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 months ago
    Very nice Mike. I never see items like this at the GW in my area.
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 months ago
    This one is 25 miles from where I live. They get some really nice items because it's closer to Cleveland. Their prices are higher by comparison too.
  5. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 months ago
    Could that be in Middleburg Heights?
  6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 months ago
    No.... It's actually in North Olmsted on Lorain Rd. next to a Save A Lot. I pretty much go there everyday weather permitting and also The Volunteers of America Store on Lorain and Dover Center by the Giant Eagle.
  7. pops52 pops52, 6 months ago
    A real beauty Mike!
  8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 months ago
    Thanks pops52 :)
  9. Zowie Zowie, 6 months ago
    Fantastic
  10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 months ago
    Thank you Zowie :)
  11. Zowie Zowie, 6 months ago
    Pleasure I would find it hard to walk past as I say it must of had your name on it. Have a great day be safe be happy

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