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CRAWLING CHILD - Gosho doll school

CRAWLING CHILD - Gosho doll school

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CRAWLING CHILD - Gosho doll school

Japanese doll of a crawling child in the descent from *'Gosho ningyo' (Palace doll) made of wood core coated in harden 'Gofun' (White pigment), circa early 20th century.
Unidentified as never seen such similar doll personally. Masterpiece with such unique uncanny face. Aged deterioration as seen.

Child: approx. 108mm (4.25in). Stand: approx. 102 x 98mm (4.01 x 3.85in)

*Gosho ningyo - Originally started to be made in Kyoto around the Mid Edo period as gifts from the Imperial Family to the children of 'Daimyo' (Feudal Lords).

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