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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Three or More Tuesday – Asian Figurines

Three or More Tuesday is sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner.

On a bookshelf in my study are these three Asian figurines.

I got these three along with a Madonna figurine made of polychromed wood – it has color applied as well as gilding. They were offered together as a partial nativity set from Asia. However, while I found that the Madonna is made in the Philippines, it does not seem to be designed with the other three figures.

Now the three male statues are also subtly colored in muted green, tan and red, and with gilding applied. Some of the gilding has rubbed off. But they do not seem to be nativity figures.

Two figures are seated, while a younger-looking character is standing, mounted on a square base.

I have no idea how old the figurines are, or in what country they were made. It seems like wood, but may very well be resin. The only marking is attached to the standing figure. It is a cardstock tag which is printed in green with "Chrysara/ Item # [in black ink] "47-079"/ Desc. "Chia Lin"

If anyone knows about Asian arts and crafts and can help identify these figures, I would really appreciate the assistance.

Please visit Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for more interesting treasures.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how lovely. All three are just lovely. They have such pretty costumes and I love the patina that have taken on. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How wonderful!!! Such an unusual collection. They seem to have such a story to tell!!!

I love your floral collage on your sidebar...so pretty!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Sandra said...

What a darling collection!
Have a lovely day!

Lori E said...

I did a search of the item description and the only thing that comes up is your site. sorry.
Very nice collection. You can create your own story of them once they found their way into your home.

Carrie said...

Hello Lori E,
Thank you for your search effort on my behalf! You're right i should go ahead and make up an interesting tale about these three distinguised figures.
All the best,

Salmagundi said...

I've never seen anything like those before, but, then, I'm not usually attracted to Asian items; but I really like those!!! Hope you find out more about them. Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Lori! Sadly I know nothing about Asian art, but I do like your figurines. I think they must be wood, don't you?

I enlarged your pics, to see what's on your bookshelves (nosey, I know). We have a lot of the same volumes!

Thanks for a fun post.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Aarrgh! I meant to say, Hi Carrie! Duh. It's late, and the middle of a storm ... I think I need to close down the computer!

Neabear said...

Interesting figurines. I have not seen anything like these for awhile. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I don't know anything about them, except that they are lovely. laurie

noelle said...

The asian figures are so beautiful and unusual. What are their measurements?

Carrie said...

Hello Noelle,
The Asian figurines are a good size for display -
Both seated figures are 8 ½” tall x 4 ¾” wide x 3 ½” deep.
The standing one is 9" tall x 3” wide x 2 ½” deep.
Including the base it is about 10” tall. The base itself is 4” wide x 3” deep x ¾” high.
All the best,