We went to LA after Albert and I were married to visit Kaijai, my God sister, and we bought all of these things in an Oriental store. (1948) I bought the smiling figure because I liked his smile and later on I heard him described as folk art and I wrote down the name. He has long ears and that means he has long life. Maybe he's carrying something for long life, fruit and things. He's not a peasant because of his long pants and long robe. A peasant would have a queue. His hair is (topknots) It's a beautiful color, celadon. He's not a scholar. He would be carrying books or a scroll. I got the flower at the same place.
The Chinese water pipe is more like one for a woman. This one is a miniature. It is too small to ever be used. It says "life". To Chinese life is very important. I've seen the ladies do it. Here is a place for the matches. Here is a cover that you take off. This is so old, a long time ago. The real one would be twice as big. Somebody gave me the little Chinese lantern, they sent it to me. A Fu dog the little vase was given to me by the Luke family, long time friends of more than sixty years. I went to college with Marie in 1931 or 32 in Redlands.
Smiling folk art figure, 9.5"x2.5"x2.5"
Celadon glazed ceramic flower boat with built in frog, 8x3x1.5 with sprig of Heavenly Bamboo
6"x2"x.75" brass miniature water pipe Chines w/ tweezers, tobacco compartment, water compartment, w/ chain
Small satin, sequins and embroidery orange dog ornament
chinese lantern ornament w/ beads and tassels, fabric and metal,2x3x1.5"
vase, 3x3x3.75" blue and white ceramic, from Thailand w/ daisies.