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Subject:Oriental warrior statue
Posted By: Danny Wed, Aug 08, 2018 IP:

Would like ANY info on this. Cant find this makers mark anywhere. Found this in my grandfather's basement over 20 years ago. Have had it since with no info.

Looking for maker, origin, potential value.

Subject:Re: Oriental warrior statue
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Looks like it may be a statue of Guan Yu, a leading figure in "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms", who was deified as Guan Gong. The mark on the piece says "Made by Nie Shengfa" (Nie Shengfa Zao - 聶生發造), a Republic-period artist. Here's a link to an auction listing for another work with his mark, maybe the same hero in another pose. Hate to admit it, but I'm still trying to figure out who this guy on my shelf might be. Doesn't look quite as happy as your chap.

Best regards,

Bill H.

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