These two lovely porcelain figures are from Yuan dynasty, one boy and one girl.
The red one with green ruyi is a girl, her hair style is Zongjiao (a hair for children , twisted in a knot or tow) and the one holding green Ruyi is a boy who also wears Zongjiao but with an extra red dot on his forehead, which is a decoration for young boy. It is called Zhuangyuan (A principal graduate, or the one who has the higshegtt mark ) Zhi (mole), meaning a good will for the baby’s future. The baby girl has a full forehead and a chubbier face, implies a better fertility for her. This pair of dolls reflect the society’s exceptions for man and woman in ancient China.
H: green one, 6.5 cm; red one: 6.6cm
Condition:Good. here are two original holes on each doll for hanging purposes. One minor crack close to the lower hole at the back of the female figure.