Tall 19C/Early 20th Century Chinese Figurine Holding Lotus Flower
I believe this figurine represents one of the 8 immortals, He Qiong, (He Shian Gu, He Xiang -Gu) the only female immortal deity among the eight immortals. She is also called Immortal Woman He. He Qiong is always shown holding a lotus flower in her hand and represents good health, mental and physical well being.
Known as the Eighth Immortal she carries with her a magical lotus blossom. She's called the Immortal Maiden. She is a symbol of family and marriage luck.
He Shian Gu - Her direction is Southwest and her element is earth. Taoists believe that she is still alive, but is now over 1,400 years old. She became immortal at 14 when she was given the precious Peach of Immortality. She is shown holding a magical lotus blossom, the flower of divine brilliance, which symbolizes her power and purity. She symbol of energetic longevity. She helps those whose situations are desperate and in need of divine intervention. She brings marriage and family luck.
This figurine has two marks which are impressed - China and then the company mark. Please see photos. I don't know the name of the company.
The height of this figurine is about 14 inches. Any questions please email me.
No chips, cracks or repairs.
Item ID: T231
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