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Spectacularly Adorned Fine Japanese Battle Horse Doll

Spectacularly Adorned Fine Japanese Battle Horse Doll

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 626862

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Late 19th Century Japanese Kazari-Uma (Battle Horse). This deluxe extraordinary example is attributed to Marurei, one of the most important Ningy├┤ artists. He now has Japanese National Treasure status. This handsomely adorned military horse is displayed on a Boys Day stand. The body hair is done by a technique called Ke-Ue-Saiku "fine work of fur planting" in which silk hairs are pasted on. It has ivory teeth, and has gorgeous silk and lacquer trappings. It is positioned on a fine lacquered stand. This wonderful piece is of the finest quality. 20 inches (51cm) tall x 6 inches (15.5cm) wide x 11 inches (28cm) long. From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.