This is a pair of porcelain figurines or statuettes, both hand painted. One is of a man with a beard. He is holding a rabbit in one hand and a bunch of carrots in the other. He is slightly damaged, it looks like there used to be a pipe coming out of his mouth that has broken off, leaving a small rough spot on his mouth and beard. The other figurine is of a woman with a red kerchief head scarf, a basket over one arm, and an umbrella in the other hand. She is also wearing a glossy white apron. There is a foil label on the base of the woman that reads "House of David." There was a matching label on the man, but it has fallen off and gotten lost. Other than the missing pipe on the gentleman, there are no chips or cracks.
The House of David is a small religious movement that formed a commune in the Benton Harbor, Michigan area in the early 1900s. In their heyday, they had a working farm and orchard, traveling baseball teams, and bands and orchestras that played on the vaudeville circuit. They also produced some pottery and porcelain that was sold in a gift shop at the commune. These pieces probably date to the 1950s-60s, and it is likely they were imported as blanks from Japan and then hand painted and finished at the House of David. MBR.
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