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Antique Samurai doll made of Fushimi clay 19th.century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1216734

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A big Samurai clay doll made of Fushimi clay of the Kyoto area. He is standing proud and strong in the position of drawing a sword.

It is a figure with pleasing and charming signs of time and rests of colours. The Samurai figure dates from the late 19th. century or probably earlier.

Normally all the clay dolls are somehow originated from the Fushimi clay of the Kyoto area. They have been sold as souvenirs to the pilgrims on the road of Fushimi Kaidou from Kyoto to Fushimi Inari Shrine in the early Edo period (1600-1868).

This clay doll ( Tsuchi Ningyo) bears also a signature seal, but I am unable to read the name, because it is withered.

Size: approx. 31.5cm height, 19cm width, 14.3cm depth

(12.4'' x 7.5'' x 5.6'')

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