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CC1002: Mitsuore Katsuragae Wig Doll - $8750.00

CC1002: Mitsuore Katsuragae Wig Doll

Carabet Collection Antique Japanese Wig Doll Antique Japanese Namikawa Mitsuore Katsuragae ningyo Antique Japanese Ningyo, articulated wig doll Japanese doll by the nigyo artist Namikawa, Meiji period articulated doll standing and seated from Japan Antique Japanese wigs for articulated doll Antique Japanese Ningyo Meiji Period Japanese Mitsuore Katsuragae Doll by Namikawa

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Japanese Mitsuore Katsuragae Doll by Namikawa, rare doll form, with joints at hips, knees, and ankles allowing the doll to positioned in  a kneeling, sitting or standing position, complete with a set of six interchangeable wigs with  5 stands, each wig in elaborate coiffure with hair ornaments, doll itself of wood covered in a fine gofun, features finely carved and painted with inset glass eyes in half moon shape, painted lashes, slightly parted lips, defined teeth wearing a beautiful hand painted purple silk crepe kimono with a pattern of blossoms, bound with a fawn-spot tie-dyed red and white silk obi. Namikawa was an important Meiji Period doll maker known for his wigs and ke-ui-saku technique “fine hair planting” on animal dolls. Original box.
Doll: 18 in. high.
Excellent condition.
Meiji Period, circa 1900.

Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Collecting Japanese Antiques, Alistair Seton, p.281, fig. 497.
Ningyo, The Art of the Japanese Doll, Alan Pate, p.217.  
Japanese Dolls, the Fascinating World of Ningo, Alan Pate, p. 248, fig.385.

Estimated Packaged weight 12.00 lbs

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