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Large and Very Expressive Ningyo, Japanese Sumo Doll

Large and Very Expressive Ningyo, Japanese Sumo Doll


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 626836

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Rare Large Edo Period (circa 1830-1860) Japanese Gosho Ningyo Depicting a Sumo Wrestler, clothed in exceptional finely embroidered textile with a floral design and Shishi (guardian of Buddha) on chirimen silk crepe. This large scale, wood-carved Ningyô has a beautifully rendered expressive face lacquered with Gofun (Oyster Shell). The pose is most striking, as well. Really an extraordinary find for the Ningyô enthusiast. 18 inches, 46 cm. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.