NG91024 Japanese Tachibina (Imperial couple), rare and exceptionally fine standing pair for the Hina Matsuri, emperor with arms spread to the side, empress in cylindrical form, faces carved in round Jirozaemon style, textiles in a very refined tsuzure-ori tapestry weave of a deep red silk against a metallic gold background with pine, stream and wisteria patterns, trousers and accents in a rich gold kinran with foliate scroll designs, in a special wood display kimono tray with painted silk lining of a blossoming cherry tree, original wood presentation box, probably imperial commission, excellent condition.
17" High. Meiji/Taisho Period, Circa 1910. $12,000.

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