UH20083 Japanese pair of Takeda Ningyo depicting two actors from a Kabuki play with brocade costumes and exaggerated positions, complimentary embroidered chirimen sleeves, one with a carp leaping from the waves and the other with an anchor and waves, one holds a spear the other a bow and fan with paper wave stage prop in the foreground. The heads carved of wood covered in gofun with painted features and attached hair (replaced). Each standing on his own black lacquered stage box base. Minor signs of wear and restorations otherwise fine condition. 15” High. Circa 1840. $6,500.


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