Posted 2 years ago
I have had these for several years and after our remodel finally brought them out of storage. It is a male and female figure, Caribbean perhaps. They each stand approximately 16" high with the base. They appear to be terra cotta clay that has been cold painted. She has a bowl with fruit in her hands. I don't know if the covering on her head is supposed to be hair or some sort of head cover. The Female figure is 15" tall x 4 1/2" across and about 4" deep. She is mounted on a dark brown lacquered wood stand that is 4 3/8" in diameter x 1" thick.
The Male figure is also 15" tall x 5" across x 4" deep and is also mounted on a dark brown lacquered wood stand (the lacquer has come off of this stand in several places) that is also 4 3/8" diameter x 1" thick. He is shirtless and wearing a head piece or hat and holding fruit in his arms. Both figures are mounted to the wood bases with what looks like treaded lamp pipe and a nut. I think the pipe was used as part of an armature for the figures - in the photo of the bottom of the female figure you can also see bent copper wire on either side of the pipe.
They are unmarked. I love these pieces and have been trying to identify the maker and their age. This is the first time I've actually posted them anywhere and I am hoping someone may have some information. Thank you in advance/