Unique Japanese Antique doll of a dancing lady, 1900-20's
Absolutely rare and unique wonderfully carved
Japanese antique doll
of late Meiji or early Taisho era represents a young woman
in dance pose dressed with
rich silk crepe kimonos with rich hand embroidered and
painted with cherry blossom, pine-trees and palace cart
in the garden motif. Her
silk brocaded obi belt tied as a big bow on her back.
Her dancing position is full of grace : she makes a
small step on her one toe and slightly bends down in her dance as
a willow leaning over a brook.
Her wonderful hairdo adorned
with tortoiseshell comb and long hair-pins. The
doll's head, arms and feet are carved from wood and finished
with layered gofun (crushed oyster shell powder). The doll's
face then hand painted delicately.
Dimensions: 37 cm / 14,6 inches high
Condition: The doll is in very good condition
according to age with small stain on her neck behind her
SOLD, THANK YOU!
*Express mail delivery with full insurance: US$ 55.00-65.00
**Japanese traditional glass box for display and storage
can be provided for additional fee