Jose Alves Cunha Caldas da Rainha pottery nodding MONK figurine. I believe this was made in the early 1900’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. Made from red clay. I think there may be damage on his head 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. Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “gregger3oee” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.
- artist: Jose Alves Cunha
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Portugal
- Figure: monk
- Material: Clay
- Object Type: Nodder, bobble head
- type of clay: red