Confucius, Lao Tzu and Mencius little dreamed their aged likenesses would reappear centuries later, wisdom intact, as inspired works of craftsmanship. Antique reproductions that will challenge the experts for the authenticity of patina, workmanship and atmosphere bring to life the three most esteemed figures of early China. No less authority resides in the Chinese emperor and Chinese empress series, equally impressive in the arts of reproduction, just as tribute must be paid to the craftspeople who produced this selection of everyday figures -- the scholar, student, gentleman, teacher, worker, etc.