Jose Alves Cunha Caldas da Rainha pottery nodding MONK figurine. I believe this was made in the late 1800’s in Portugal. It is unique in that it is “articulated” in two places… His head nods as well as a nodder joint inside his robe at the location of his hips. This rare piece does have some flaws, but I think still displays quite nicely. It will look even better when it is given a proper cleaning. There is what I think may be a chip under his left ear; not sure if he was made this way or not. There is also some paint missing in areas, and some chips here and there. Most of the chips are small, some may appear as chips but are actually just areas where the paint is flaked off. Bottom is stamped Jose A. Then what looks like C. Loas and below that what looks to me like successor. Measures approx 11 tall. Jose made several styles of nodders and they are very hard to find. The item “Jose A. Cunha ceramic Monk nodding figurine vintage religious figural bobblehead” is in sale since Saturday, April 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “gregger3oee” and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Clay
- artist: Jose Alves Cunha
- Object Type: Nodder, bobble head