NG84008 Japanese Kofuku-no-inori gosho ningyo (a good luck wish palace doll) of a plump kneeling male child holding an inu-baku (an akita puppy shaped decorative storage box usually shown as part of a Hina Matsuri display), traditionally given amongst the nobility as a wish for good fortune, all carved of wood covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun with painted features, applied and painted chirimen bib and black cut velvet inset at the top of the head. Contemporary purple chirimen display cushion. Minor pigment losses and signs of age otherwise fine condition. 2-1/4” High.
Edo Period, Circa 1820.