Five Chinese miniature wood carvings showing different scenes of daily life in old China. A traditional Chinese doctor with his patient, a scholar writing and a family with wheelbarrow. 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 252-253 and 164. Condition: bases with residue of former mounting, figurines with small losses and partial glue residue. Dimension: up to c. 7.6 high and 9.9 cm long.