A fabulous statue of a Chinese warrior from the Qing Dynasty, circa 1880-1900.
The warrior is dressed in full armor and riding a horse,
Though the size and the small holes for incense sticks refer to a temple statue, such an elaborate scene is particularly rare, as most temple statues are characters sitting on chairs.
With his a gilded armor, the nobleman is wearing an ornate headpiece and costume, and is holding a standard.
His face has the dark lacquered pink of those who have achieved a certain degree in the divinity status.
Because of this feature, the piece probably represents a legendary general.
The statue is made of wood with a layer of gesso (plaster) which has been textured, brilliantly colored and abundantly gilded.
This very sophisticated piece will bring prestige to any decor!
CONDITION: In very good condition with a restoration to the flag. This restoration is so so, but not really noticeable. The character's face is perfect, which is rare. Armor and costume in top condition too. Minor gesso loss. Hand weapon lost to History.
MEASUREMENTS: Length (with flag): 10 1/2". Width: 6". Depth: 3 1/4".
( 26.5 cm) by ( 15 cm) by ( 8 cm)
SHIPPING is "EXPEDITED" from Paris (5-7 days) including online tracking, insurance and signature at delivery.
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