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19th C Japanese Banko Ware Nodder Samurai Figurine

19th C Japanese Banko Ware Nodder Samurai Figurine

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 844142

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This wonderful Japanese banko nodder is somewhat unusual in that his head nods side to side rather than front to back like most nodders on the market. Dating circa 1880-1899, he was hand molded as evidenced by indentations and finger prints left by the artist on the inside of the bell/body. In excellent condition with the exception of one repair to the neck. At some point in his history, the weight broke in half and was re-attached. No other condition issues, no chips, cracks. This nodder measures 4.5" (11.4 cm) high x 3.25" (8.3 cm) wide.