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Superb Japanese Kyoto Ichimatsu Ningyo Doll
A superb high quality Kyoto ichimatsu ningyo or friendship doll from the late 1920's - early 1930's. The doll was made by a famous Kyoto doll maker whose seal can be found attached to the base (see detail picture). Her expression is beautiful and subtle. Her face is gofun (many layers of crushed oyster shell) with glass eyes and real human hair. The doll was hardly ever displayed because the hands and legs are covered in the original brown paper covering! The doll's kimono is fine silk with hand-embroidered cherry blossoms. Overall the quality of workmanship is extremely high and this is a doll worthy of the best collections. Dimensions: 17" x 10" x 6". Overall condition is very good for age. An important addition to any collection of Japanese dolls.


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