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Posted 10 months ago

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Agram.m
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Who can tell me more about these two figurines. I got them as a Christmas present and I do not know what they are. Does anyone know anything about what this is, When it was made, whether they are old or no ? Are they Chinese or Japanese?
It says Bisquit (photo 4) and I think because of the hardness that they are indeed made ??of bisquit porcelain. But again, I do not know anything for sure. The material feels cold and hard as stone. The figures are about 6.5 cm long.

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 months ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for your quick loving can you tell me more about them please?
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 10 months ago
    These might have been prizes from the Bisquit company who placed them in every package......like they did the tea company with figurines...
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 months ago
    Moonstonelover21 thanks for your comment, it could be you tell.
  4. jwendell222, 10 months ago
    Hi Marga, based on your pictures, the figures are not biscuit, which is unfired clay destined to become porcelain after firing. If it is not coated with ceramics, it becomes bisque, and may be white or colored.. The figures are slightly translucent, not a characteristic of bisque. I would say they are molded composition, They appear to be two of the three Chinese Star Gods, Shou on the right holding the peach of longevity. The one on the left could be Lu, but he is often shown with a scroll. I searched for a Bisquit company without finding one. Your figures appear to have a faint reddish brown cast or patina. I have a set of four of the seven Japanese Lucky Gods with the same patina, and they are definitely cast composition. A hot pin test, if positive, would indicate composition, but if negative, would not rule it out. If you need information for a proper hot pin test, let me know. Best wishes, Jim

  5. jwendell222, 10 months ago
    Hi Marga, using pliers, force the eye end of a large needle into a wine cork. Using a candle heat the point of the needle to a red heat. Quickly force the tip against the bottom of the figure where it will not show. Examine with a magnifier. Resin will be penetrated and leave a small crater surrounding the hole. Stone, ivory, bone, and some composition will not be marked. I think these will test positive. I can only guess at the age, likely second half of the 20th century, but could be earlier. You can reply on this post and I'll get your comments. Regards, Jim
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 10 months ago
    No need to test it, the mold marks used in plastic/resin casting are clearly visible on the figures back (Two indented circles).

    T A
  7. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
    Hi!
    These are advertizing for cognac BISQUIT:
    look there for some:
    http://www.leboncoin.fr/collection/472634214.htm
    They are fun!
  8. jwendell222, 10 months ago
    Kyra, Way to go! The guy with the staff is the third star god. This mystery looks pretty solved.
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 months ago
    jwendell222 thanks a lot for all your comments and good advises, wishing you a happy New Year!
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 months ago
    TubeAmp and kyratango, thanks for your comment and loving wishing you a lot of luck and health in 2014!

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