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    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Qing Dynasty Guan Yu Figure - Early 19th Century

    SKU:M757

    £625

    This striking gilt polychrome Chinese figure is Guan Yu, a warrior deity and a real figure who lived during the Later Eastern Han dynasty (25–220AD). The figure dates to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), probably the first half of the 19th century. He is worshipped in Buddhism, Confucianism & Taoism as a guardian and protector. He is also the patron of merchants and scholars. 

     

    Guan Yu, also known as Yunchang & Guandi (Lord Guan) served under the famous warlord Liu Bei. Here, his beard is made with real horse hair. His right hand is raised in tarjani mudra a gesture of vigilance. There is a compartment in his back as is common with ancestor figures which would have held offerings such as paper money or herbs. 

     

    In Taoism, ancestor worship was an integral part of Chinese culture for many centuries. It played an important role in each family's clan life. Ancestor figures were cherished and honoured daily with an offering of incense. This was believed to protect the home and family members.


    It is a unique piece of art and a wonderful addition to a collection.


     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W12 x D8 x H30 cm


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    This striking gilt polychrome Chinese figure is Guan Yu, a warrior deity and a real figure who lived during the Later Eastern Han dynasty (25–220AD). The figure dates to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), probably the first half of the 19th century. He is worshipped in Buddhism, Confucianism & Taoism as a guardian and protector. He is also the patron of merchants and scholars. 

     

    Guan Yu, also known as Yunchang & Guandi (Lord Guan) served under the famous warlord Liu Bei. Here, his beard is made with real horse hair. His right hand is raised in tarjani mudra a gesture of vigilance. There is a compartment in his back as is common with ancestor figures which would have held offerings such as paper money or herbs. 

     

    In Taoism, ancestor worship was an integral part of Chinese culture for many centuries. It played an important role in each family's clan life. Ancestor figures were cherished and honoured daily with an offering of incense. This was believed to protect the home and family members.


    It is a unique piece of art and a wonderful addition to a collection.


     

    From China

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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