Japanese Imperial Couple Pair of Dolls, 1840 For Sale
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Japanese Imperial Couple Pair of Dolls, 1840

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From our recent Japanese acquisitions travels. A rare couple. These Japanese Tachibina dolls represent the simplest essential form of the imperial couple. Their beautiful faces were crafted from crushed shell called gofun coated over carved wood and their dress feature period Edo (1840) textile kimono dress. Used as the display for the Girl’s day celebration, more specifically they are constructed of kinran brocade fabric covered paper, the heads carved of wood and covered in gofun with painted features and inset hair, the male form with outstretched arms and conical legs, the female has a cylindrical form. They come in an original kiri wood storage box. Dimensions: Large doll 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide Small doll 8.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide Wood box 13-1/4” High x 8-1/2” Wide x 3” Deep. Age: Edo Period, circa 1840. Quality: Fine condition with mild use appropriate to their good age. Provenance: these come from a Kyoto private doll collection Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.          

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1840
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x Dm 3.5 in.H 50.8 cm x Dm 8.89 cm
  • Diameter
    3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289210436883
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