NG84004 Japanese Kofuku-no-inori gosho ningyo (a good luck wish palace doll) of a plump kneeling male child holding a bird cage in front of him with a bird in the palm of his right hand, traditionally given amongst the nobility as a wish for freedom from the compulsory residence in Edo, all carved of wood covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun with painted features, applied and couched chirimen bib and applied hair, all on a silk and brocade cushion. Minor surface restorations and cracks on the left arm, otherwise fine condition. 6-5/8” High.
Edo Period, Circa 1820.

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