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KI-015 Japanese Kimekomi Gosho doll of a Child with hobby-horse, 1930's

By tradition, Gosho Dolls represent chubby little boys with large heads, round bodies and brilliant white skin. They generally show an originality and character which places them in a special category of Japanese dolls.
Lovely Japanese antique Gosho doll represents  a little boy dressed with rich court  costume and high golden palace hat. He holds a toy horse and riding on them.
'Kimekomi' means "tuck in" in Japanese. The doll body is made of compacted paulownia sawdust mixed with glue. Clothes made of silk brocade with traditional Japanese design, and are glued and tucked into grooves of a doll body. Doll's face covered in a highly burnished gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted artistically and the wig is made of artificial hair.
Dimensions: 22 cm / 8,8 inches high
Condition: excellent

Price: US$ 225.00
*Express mail delivery fee approx: US$ 25-28.00
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