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CC1002: Mitsuore Katsuragae Wig Doll

Japanese Mitsuore Katsuragae Doll by Namikawa,


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CC1002
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.
$8750.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Published: 
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.

$8750.00
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CC1037: Karako Ningyo

Japanese Karako Ningyo, Edo period.


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CC1037
Japanese Karako Ningyo, an amusing figural representation of a young Chinese entertainer beating a handheld drum, in a seated posture with legs extended forward, the head and hands covered in gofun with painted features depicting an amused expression with narrow eyes and the inset hair tied into two knots in the front covered in cloth in a Chinese boy hair style, costumed in sumptuous kinran brocades and chirimen trousers also in Chinese style.
Minor signs of wear and fading otherwise fine condition.
11 inches high.
Edo period, circa 1800.
$9500.

Provenance:
Ex Carabet Collection, California.

Published: Japanese Dolls, The Fascinating World of Ningo, Allan Pate, p. 137, fig.192.
$9500.00
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NG75013: Mitsuore Ningyo

Mitsuore ningyo


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NG75013
Japanese Mitsuore ningyo of a girl, a jointed costume doll crafted of wood and covered in multiple layers of burnished gofun, made to stand as well as kneel, fabric and wire upper arms to facilitate costuming, a beautiful modeled face with open mouth displaying teeth and tongue, glass inset eyes and silk hair, jointed at the neck, hip and knees.
Minor gofun restorations, otherwise fine condition. New Kimono.
Standing 10-1/2 in. high.
Meiji period, circa 1870.
$3200.
$3200.00
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