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Pair of Inu Gosho Ningyo, Japanese Dog Dolls

Pair of Inu Gosho Ningyo, Japanese Dog Dolls


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Rare Pair of Early Meiji Period Large Inu Gosho Ningyo, Japanese Dog Dolls made of lacquered papier mache. Most known examples are 3 to 5 inches in height. Chin Dogs were part of the Imperial court for centuries. They are wearing Imperial lacquered bibs, and are constructed in the manner of Gosho Ningyo. 10 inches (25.5cm) high.