A pair of painted wood nodding figures with textile clothes

Late 18th century, Chinese export

Height: 39cm and 36.5cm, 15.4 inches and 14.4 inches

Each figure stands on a low waisted base of painted black wood. The figures, one male the other female are dressed in textile robes with only the visible head, hands and feet finished off using paint to create subtle flesh tones. The covered bodies unpainted. Each head with a nodding mechanism fitted into the torso.

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