UH30011 Japanese Kofuku-no-inori gosho ningyo (a good luck wish palace doll) of a plump male child squatting with his knees pulled to his chest and his feet close together, both hands and his sides, traditionally given amongst the nobility as a wish for obtaining good fortune, all carved of wood covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun with painted features, applied and painted chirimen bib and kerchief. Several gofun cracks on his backside and on one arm, minor pigment losses and signs of age otherwise fine condition. 3-1/8” High.
Edo Period, Circa 1820.

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