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Rare 32" Japanese Ichimatsu Doll All Original Costume


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Here is a wonderful Rare size 32" Japanese Papier-Mache Ichimatsu Doll in Original Costume. The doll has papier-mache head with gofum finish,painted complexion,inset enamel eyes,painted features,closed mouth with hint of smile, long straight black human hair (sparse in back-see photo) with bangs, hard torso with paper wrapped around and Japanese writing on it, muslin upper limbs, papier-mache lower arms (one hand paint flaking-see photo) and legs (one foot paint flaking-see photo), with well-defined fingers and toes of bare feet. Paint flaking does not distract from look of doll, and looks worse due to magnification. I believe this doll to be early 20th century. This fantastic looking doll is in very good condition and her original silk crepe costume is in excellent clean condition with no stains, rips, odors. It does have an 1/2 inch tear in the satin material tied around her waist (see photo). A Ichimatsu this size is hard to find and the first time I have ever seen one.