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Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2903

Hi Everyone! :)

I thought I would share my new tiny bonsai figurines which are often displayed on penjing landscapes as well as some bonsai or, as a complimentary decoration next to a Shohin or Mame bonsai. I recently discovered a tiny market in my town that is only open on weekends. Much to my delight, I met a lovely Chinese lady there who is selling these and many other wonderful Asian peices. She took the time to explain to me what the figurines represent...especially the three men groupings. She said she could bring in some pots and young bonsai for me to see. I can't wait to go back to see her again...hopefully this weekend! :cheer: Here are some photos: Enjoy!



Three single men fishing

Two-3 men groupings

And the whole gang! I just luv these!

I really appreciate both the glazed and the unglazed. I think the choice would be much like choosing a pot to suit your Bonsai. I would choose my figurine to suit the pot and the bonsai. The fine detail in these pieces are amazing...the facial features and expressions, hand and finger expression, right down to the scales on the fish. [/color][/i]

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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2910

Very nice find Leslie!
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2911

leatherback wrote: Very nice find Leslie!


Thank you, Jelle!

Nice find indeed! This tiny, soft-spoken woman travels to the city of Toronto to pick up all of her wonderful wares. :)
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2914

Gorgeous additions to your collection. Have you decided which trees to pair them up with. That would be the fun part for me.
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2916

aklister71 wrote: Gorgeous additions to your collection. Have you decided which trees to pair them up with. That would be the fun part for me.


Oh, absolutely! :lol:
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2917

OMG!!! are they ceramic OMG !!! now i have to go to Toronto ...that means i need a passport... damit... 4 1/2 hour drive for little mudmen, ive done crazier things B) :P
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2920

Leslie,
Those are great. I'd love a mud man on a swing. :)
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2921

Is that what they are called?...mudmen? :lol:

Keith...Where abouts are you in the New York state? Come to Peterborough (two and a half hours North East of Toronto) and I will take you to see this lady at the market! :cheer: Yes, these are either ceramic or porcelain - and she has lots of them. They are $2.00 Canadian for a single figure and $3.00 for the group figurine.

Lance...I will keep and eye open for one on a swing for you, K? ;)
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2922

That's what they are called. Here's a decent article on them. I don't care if they aren't traditional.... I like them
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Re: Tiny Bonsai Figurines 6 years 11 months ago #2925

That's so cool! Ummm...Lance, did you intend to include a link? 'Cuz if you did...I can't see it! :whistle: lol
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