National Games Of China? – Important Social History

Description: A large spectacular cloisonne trophy/commemorative vase depicting various sporting events such as table tennis, swimming, weight lifting, track and field, gymnastics, basketball and so on. The piece is flanked by two huge gilded ornate ring handles, raised on a tall pedestal foot.

Note! I am sure this piece to be either a trophy, prize or a commemorative vase and connected to the National Games Of China, making it an important part of China’s social history.

Probably associated with the 3rd National Games which were held in Beijing from September 12 to September 28, 1975.

Age: 1970s

Size: A huge 44 cm tall

Price: £2250

History Of The National Games

The National Games of the People’s Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国全国运动会; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國全國運動會; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Quánguó Yùndònghuì), sometimes referred to as the “National Games”. The National Games is the highest-level and largest comprehensive games in China. The National Games is held every four years.

On September 13, 1959, the first National Games were grandly opened at the just-completed Beijing Workers Stadium. Party and state leaders such as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai appeared on the rostrum, and 24 friendly countries and regions also sent delegations to attend the opening ceremony.

There were 10,658 people from 29 units including provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army participating in the competition.

The first National Games promotional poster