A pair of 1940s embossed and enameled 8 inch square wall plaques or pictures depicting a Chinese man and woman (or possibly boy and girl) in painted red wood frames. They are dressed in traditional Chinese clothing: loose black pants, vented traditional high-collared tunic shirt, and wide brim conical straw hat. They are carrying lanterns or jugs and are pictured in movement as if running. The backgrounds are embossed in a gridded diamond pattern and Chinese writing symbols are in a raised rectangle off to one side.
Paper labels on the back of each picture read "Observer Gifts, 14 South Sixth Street, Gadsden Alabama". The backing paper is chipped and darkened from age. The picture of the girl has some verdigris and discoloration at the left side near the Chinese characters - it is cleanable but you'd have to clean carefully and do the entire background. The frame to the boy plaque has a scrape to the red paint on the left side. My pictures are terrible due to lighting issues and the high gloss lacquered coating to the copper.
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