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A Pair of Porcelain Toy Figures Holding Ruyi, Yuan Dynasty

A Pair of Porcelain Toy Figures Holding Ruyi, Yuan Dynasty


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1492: Item # 1340553

Please refer to our stock # CH6.41&6.42 when inquiring.
 $200.00 
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.