All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1255104 (stock #J193)
This pair of Japanese dolls was gifted to America official who was sent to Japan to help reestablish tea industry after the war. wonderful condition: total display is 30 inches across, 10 inches deep and 14.5 inches high. The double platform is 4.5 inches of the total height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1248484 (stock #MAH-C-T)
Bhadrakalpa
$70.00
Four repaired puppet's heads from different characters. Very fine craftsmanship. The reparations were hardly visible during the performances; they show the ingenuosity of the craftmen, and how valuable these puppets were...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1248483 (stock #MAH-C-T)
Bhadrakalpa
$50.00
Four puppet's heads from different characters. Simple craftsmanship
Made of buffalo leather, Shanxi area.
Height: MAH-C-T12: 8 cms; MAH-C-T13: 7,5 cms; MAH-C-T14: 9,5 cms; MAH-C-T15: 11 cms
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1248481 (stock #MAH-C-T)
Bhadrakalpa
$100.00
Four beautiful puppet's heads from different characters. Very fine craftsmanship.
3 are made of buffalo leather, Shanxi area, TL2 is made of donkey leather, Liaoning area.
Height: MAH-C-T6: 11 cms; MAH-C-T7: 9 cms; MAH-C-T11: 8 cms; MAH-C-TL2: 10 cms without beard
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1248478 (stock #MAH-C-T)
Bhadrakalpa
$125.00
One very humorous horses's head and 3 buffoon's heads.
Made of buffalo leather, Shanxi area.
Height: Horse MAH-C-TA1: 7 cms Buffoons: MAH-C-TB2: 6 cms; MAH-C-TB4: 9,5 cms; MAH-C-TB6: 9 cms
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #1157586
Beautiful fragile opera doll. The colors of the dress look almost as brand new. Only her nose in a little touched by time. There is no hand in the long sleeve of the left arm (has probably never been there).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1086426
Very charming three figure ensemble of a king with two female attendants. One attendant holds a fan that moves. The male figure's head nods. They wear white and pink clothes with gold details. Measures 8" wide at base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #983655 (stock #TC316)
Sometimes assumed by Westerners as "medical models" these are Chinese fertility dolls. As ritual items, they rarely come onto the market. Used by several Chinese ethnic minority cultures, including the Miao, Yao and Naxi, the old fertility dolls were hand carved, anatomically correct and with pegged and jointed limbs. The hair styles and head gear would vary depending on the minority group...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #976007 (stock #TC307)
During is height of popularity in the Qing Dynasty, when one went to the opera, souvenir dolls were often purchased. This pair of Chinese opera dolls is probably the oldest that I have seen. Both dolls are in fragile condition. They are mounted on separate stands which may be of the same age as the dolls. They have been together for over 100 years and I am not willing to separate them
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #942073 (stock #TC287)
This Chinese Door of Hope doll, along with several others, was brought back to the US during the 1920's by the American Baptist Missionary, Rebecca Cloud-Stewart. On one of her many trips back to the US to visit family and friends, she brought the collection of dolls as samples to sell and raise money for the Door of Hope orphanage. After many years in China, Miss Stewart returned permenently to her home in Georgia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #941273 (stock #TC286)
This charming adult female Door of Hope doll is 11 inches tall. Her face is somewhat darkened with age and the lower fronts of her trouser legs are faded from sunlight. She has all of her original clothing layers. Her top tunic is a bit dirty in the front and has a small tear at the rear of the right sleeve. Yet, even with these "condition problems" she retains the quiet beauty which has made the door of hope dolls such a collectors treasure.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #753677 (stock #TC210)
This set of Chinese dolls were made with wire bodies covered with fabric padding and then silk clothing. Their heads, lower arms and feet are made from some kind of composition material and then painted. Because of their wire construction, their arms, legs, and bodies etc can be carefully repositioned. The feet are wired together to provide a more stable base...it is a theory which frankly does not always work well...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #753507 (stock #TC209)
This Chinese doll was made with a wire body covered with fabric padding and then silk clothing. His heads, lower arms and feet are made from some kind of composition material and then painted. Because of his wire construction, his arms, legs, and body etc can be carefully repositioned. The feet are wired together to provide a more stable base...it is a theory which frankly does not always work well...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #753002 (stock #TC208)
This unusual pair of Chinese dolls were made with wire bodies covered with fabric padding and then silk clothing. Their heads, lower arms and feet are made from some kind of composition material and then painted. Because of their wire construction, their arms, legs, and bodies etc can be carefully repositioned. The feet are wired together to provide a more stable base...it is a theory which frankly does not always work well.

Each doll is approx 9.5 inches tall in standing position...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1800 item #751084 (stock #0075)
18th Century Pottery Figure of Doll Terracotta.good conditions. size: 7,5cm high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1920 item #1164784
The heads, hands and feet made of painted wood, the cloths made of embroidered silk. China. late Qing, 19th/early 20th century. Used in street puppet theaters. H.44 cm. Condition: expected age wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Dolls and Puppets : Pre 1900 item #871274 (stock #007k)
Old and Fine Chinese Opera Puppet Head, mounted, 15 inches, 38 cm tall, from a renowned and published collection.