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A Porcelain Figure of Norman Bethune, Jingdezheng Ware,1960s

A Porcelain Figure of Norman Bethune, Jingdezheng Ware,1960s


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1970: Item # 1340625

Please refer to our stock # CH8.51 when inquiring.
 $220.00 
This is a Cultural Revolution porcelain figurine of Norman Bethune. It is more finely made than most Cultural Revolution figures and shows the Canadian doctor leading a donkey. Bethune served in the communist Eighth Route Army during the Sino-Japanese War and died from blood poisoning contracted in the operating room. He became a major embodiment of the revolutionary martyr in Cultural Revolution mythology. These porcelain figures were made in huge quantities, but in this quality are now quite rare. Size: H:17.3 cm, W: 10.1cm
Condition: Excellent, no chips or any other flaw.