Featured Plaster Nursing Figure

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by John Brassey, Jun 25, 2024.

  1. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    This hand painted plaster figure is 16cm high. It depicts a nursing mother.

    It’s very well modelled . I’ve been unable to find anything like it although she came in an auction with a bunch of Shiwan mud men figures from around the 1980s .

    Her features are serene almost Guan Yin like.

    I’m guessing that she is Chinese and maybe mid 20th century.

    Any thoughts?

    IMG_2024-06-25-150241.jpeg IMG_5170.jpeg IMG_5172.jpeg
  2. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

  3. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    an expert of hands and feet embarrassed.gif
  4. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    Can we have another angle of this weirdo ? ha.png
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Her costume is Korean, which doesn't mean she couldn't have been made outside Korea.
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That 'weirdo' is her child.
  7. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    I shall stop the humour cry.gif

    the child has very large feet for a child ...
  8. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

  9. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Well, the large-footed child is perhaps past infanthood and is a toddler. Or the mother is very small. ☺️
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the kid is old to be nursing......... but I've heard worse...
    the image has a good soul...
  11. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying he's young or old, I'm saying the piece se weird to me
    the head and shoulders may pass but the rest leaves a lot to be desired

    the feet ,the hands, the childs lips that ressemble a bottle neck ..etc etc
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  12. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    Are we going to start posting pictures of our feet next?
  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A piece like this doesn't have to have perfect proportions.
    You like Mata Hari (as do I). She was flat-chested and didn't have a perfect woman's waist, yet people found her enchanting and desirable.
  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    definitely Korean clothes. The thing I noticed first was that her eybrows are molded in one spot and enameled on somewhere else! It must have been a fashion thing for a while, unless it was a goof at the factory.
  15. John Brassey

    John Brassey Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the comments . I think I’m leaning towards it being a Korean figure as I asked on a Chinese fb forum and Korean was suggested there too. Tentative date c1970
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