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Figure of Daruma, lacquered wood, Japan 19th century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 320756

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Compact figure of seated Daruma wrapped in his garment, his hands and face exposed. Joined wooden segments (yosegi saiku) with traces of black lacquer on the garment and headdress. Part of the headdress covered with red lacquer. Hands and face covered in brown lacquer. Eyes in glass or crystal. His right hand must have a whisk, now missing. Japan 19th century. Generally good condition. Some lacquer chipped off the hands (see pictures), black lacquer worn, red lacquer slightly worn; some very thin lacquer cracks along the seams of the underlying segments. Height 16½ inches. Hands stuck in which is usual in this technique.