Unfortunately, though in otherwise excellant condition this Meiji period princess has lost some of the foil pedals from her headdress.
On the black lacquered back is the rement of a very old label. Plate is 10.75 at the widest point. Sourced from an old estate in the US, Chinoiserie of this detail and quality are rare, probably Edo Period between 1840-1850
Possibly carved from cryptomera wood and darkened with age, this carved figure has both a simplicity and elegance which are, for me, the major characteristics of Japanese asthetics.
Excellent condition, no loses. 7 inches high and 9.5 wide including the stand.
pristine condition....8 inches high 9.5 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep