Antique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised MarkAntique Chinese Rose Famille Female  Figurine Removeable Hands Incised Mark

This Antique Famille Rose Chinese Figurine is about 9-1/2 inches tall. It has china incised and the marks in a rectangles. This figurine has two removable hands and This figurine is perfect and she has a beautiful face which has a pink tint. She has a deep red ribbon that comes down and on one side she something she is holding that may be a plant and root. I not sure of just what it is. She is from the late 1800s. I am also added the information I found about the Chinese figurines with removable hands
I did a little bit of research and learned, according to Chinese tradition, Kwan Yin will literally "lend a hand" to those in dire need, which is why the statue's hand is removable. .In another version, the owner of the statue would pray to Kwan Yin and make a request for healing, etc and would then carry Kwan Yin's hand until the prayer is granted and then return the hand back to the Goddess of Compassion. In yet another version, Kwan Yin's hand is removed and hidden somewhere in the home and as long as Kwan Yin looked for her hand there would be good luck in the home, so clearly it's not unusual to see a porcelain Kwan Yin statue with a missing hand.

And another story is that On many figures a hand is found missing or removable. One explanation for this originates with an early Chinese story of a fisherman who dragged a wooden statue of Guanyin aboard his boat. She was missing the left arm. During the course of several nights he had visions of Guanyin coming to him and asking for her arm to be replaced, promising him great benefits if he did so. Finally he went to a woodcarver and had an arm made for her, which he attached. He then received his wishes. So the statues with a removable arm are known as "Wish fulfilling Guanyin" The owner removes the arm and makes a wish. When the wish is granted the arm is replaced.

ITEM ID
1544
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Pottery
PURPOSE
Figurines
ORIGIN
China • Chinese

Antique Chinese Rose Famille Female Figurine Removeable Hands Incised Mark

$65

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