Blanc de Chine porcelain was made in the province of Fugian in Dehua.
This figurine I believe is either Wei Tuo or the God of War Guan Yu. Wei Tu is the Chinese guuardian, protector of Buddhism. He is one of the twenty-four celestial guardian deities. He is the General-in-Chief of the thirty-two heavenly generals who serve under the Four Heavenly Kings.
Interesting to note that this area almost never marked their porcelain. I guess the Blanc de Chine itself identified the Dehua porcelain. With no markings it is difficult to date Dehua porcelain. However, I believe this one is was made sometime during the 20th century. This is my opinion and is based on the base of this porcelain.I have added a picture showing the face so you can see the eyes better. The eyes have each two holes which are typical of old chinese figurines to emphasize the eyes.
The figurines is very noble looking and he is holding a sword in his left hand. This item is about 10 3/4 inches high and the base is about 4 inches wide. When you look at the figurine from the side it appears he is leaning forward, ready for to leap forward and engage in battle if need be - However you be the judge.
I see no condition issues with this figurine. Email me if you have any questions.
There is no damage to this figurine. It is heavy and the porcelain in thick - please see picture of base showing the thickness of this porcelain. any questions please email me.
Please be advised that I cannot guarantee the date of manufacture for any of my Chinese porcelain items. Even when backed up by appraisals, documentation, auction records, etc .dating can be difficult at best (consider how even world-renowned authorities .
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