Five Chinese miniature wood carvings showing fish related scenes of daily life in old China. A man on a sampan, a mussel collector with a plover, two fishers with traps and a man carrying a fish. Made in the Tushanwan Workshop in Xujiahui, an orphanage opened 1864 by French Jesuit priests near Shanghai. Hosting an art school, producing wood-carving, stone sculpture, silversmith, embroidery and painting. Please refer to the book (last photo) "Scènes de la vie en Chine. Les figurines de bois de T'ou Sè Wè" by Christian Henriot and Ivan Macaux in French and Chinese ISBN 9782849903735. Book not included. Please refer to the illustrations on page 184, 178, 176 and 177. Condition: bases with residue of former mounting, three figurines with losses. Dimension: up to c. 9 high and 13 cm long.