Two (2) painted and gilt bronze Daoist figural sculptures, Chinese or Japanese. One figure holds a narrow leaf and wears a sword slung over his back, the other is bare-chested and holds a large paddle shaped leaf. Both with naturalistic bases and painted Asian character marks to interior. Ranging in size from 15" to 15 1/2" H. Late 19th or early 20th century. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: One figure has 1" hole to back, otherwise both items in very good condition with minor wear and oxidation.
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