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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1358500
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Japanese kabuki actor doll, dressed as a fearsome white lion with long, flowing mane, made with real hair. He wears silk garments of bright orange, white and grey, with his face done in traditional cat eye makeup of white, black, and red.

Size: 16.75" x 13.75" x 20.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1335590
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$450.00
Antique Japanese Ningyo doll of a beautiful Geisha, fretting over a strand of beads. She wears an elaborate blue silk kimono with cherry blossoms, and patterns of trickling water in wonderful gold thread, paired with a bright orange obi with gold thread chrysanthemums. Her face is delicately hand-painted. Meiji age (1868-1912) Size: 14.5" H x 9" L x 8" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1335321
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$300.00
Antique Japanese Ningyo doll in light purple and pine silk robes lined in red silk, with pale gold obi, holding a Wisteria branch. She is made with real hair fashioned in traditional Geisha style and beautiful hand-painted facial features. The doll is on a black lacquered stand. Interesting and rare dollmaker's sticker on bottom of base. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 14" H x 5.5" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #1334801
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Set of two Japanese samurai warrior dolls on horseback. Possibly representing the very well known Toyotomi Hideyoshi or Yoshitsune Minamoto and Benki. One samurai rides a white horse caught in mid stride while his rider leans forward in pursuit. The other warrior is on a black horse that is standing still analyzing his next move. Both warriors have intense expressions and are decorated in full armor with bows and arrows. Very highly detailed with all original parts...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1298902
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Japanese antique large musha ningyo (samurai warrior doll) of the great epic hero, Minamoto no Yoshitsune. His handsome face is set in a determined expression, he is seated with sword and saihai (command baton). He wears a spiked helmut, armor and silk robe woven with dragons. Edo Period. Size: 26" high (to very tip of helmet)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1291591
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Japanese antique doll of a Noh theatre actor in the costume of Ko-Omote the beautiful young woman, dressed in a summer robe with gold flower basket on back, elaborate headress, removable mask reveals the face of the actor, Taisho Period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1291438
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$1,575.00
Antique Japanese carved wooden figure of Shoki the Demon Queller, beautifully carved with billowing robe, covered in gold brocade obi fabric, this is an unusually exquisite version of the commonly smaller and plainer Kimekomi-ningyo. The movement of the drapery and intense facial expression tell of the artistic skill used in the making of this doll. This doll is published in "Japanese Dolls by Allan Scott Pate page 97 plate 127". Taisho Period. Size: 15 1/2" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1288786
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Antique Japanese takeda ningyo doll of general Yoshitsume Minamoto of the Minamoto clan (born 1159, died 1189). He is considered to be one of the most famous samurai in all of Japanese history. He fought alongside his brothers Yoritomo and Noriyori in the Genpei War against the Taira clan, but would later be defeated at the Battle of Koromo in 1189. The doll is posed gracefully with a scowling expression, dressed in gold, blue, and green silk robes, with his sword at his hip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1277416
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$1800.00
Antique Japanese adorable doll. Doll is dressed in traditional japanese layered garments with multi-colored orange and red flower scenery. Sash has an embroidered dragon design, with fan accessory tucked in. Face is well sculpted with hand painted lips and eyebrows. Taisho Period (Circa 1920) Dimension: 27" Tall, 12" Wide at Arms
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1266961
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$3,100.00
Pair of antique Japanese dolls of a standing onna-bugeisha (female samurai) and her travel companion kneeling at her side, holding her bundled baby. The onna-bugeisha holds a large bow with a quiver of arrows on her back. Both dolls are ornately dressed in silk robes and body armor, with fur shoes and real feather arrows. Each doll has its own wooden box, one of which has Japanese writing on its lid. Late 19th century Size: (woman) 21" height, 13" width (man) 14" height, 13" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1251353
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Adorable Japanese antique porcelain baby doll head, swaddled in silk and nestled in a basket, most likely intended for use as a pin cushion, Taisho Period. Size: 4" high x 4 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1251346
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$675.00
Charming small Japanese standing gosho ningyo boy doll, his body is carved of wood and covered in silk brocade, his face and hands are done in the traditional method of carved wood covered with layers of polished gofun and painted in beautiful detail, he wears a little octagonal hat, early Taisho Period. Size: 5 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1251342
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$2,500.00
Japanese antique seated gosho-ningyo doll, a boy child holding a toy in one hand, he is seated with one chubby leg in front and one in back, he wears a little silk bib embroidered with flowers, Edo Period. Size: 9" high x 11" wide x 7 1/2" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1250835
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$3,500.00
Japanese large seated gosho-ningyo doll, a boy child holding a silk scarf in two hands, he is seated with one chubby leg in front and one in back, he wears a little silk bib embroidered with a tortoise in gold thread, he has a hat on his head tied with a cord around his chin, Edo Period. Total size including hat: 13 1/2" high x 10" wide x 8" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1249262
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$4,000.00
Wonderful Japanese antique gosho doll, a charmingly fat little boy with smiling face and beautifully detailed features, he still wears his original silk bib, Edo Period, on metal stand. Size of doll: 16" high x 15" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1174531
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Japanese antique wonderful set of six puppet figures, known as oshi-e ningyo. The set includes a beautiful maiden, a samurai, a female attendant, a male official, Ebisu and Daikoku, figures are made of very thinly shaved layers of wood and paper with silk clothing and painted details, each figure is held by a stick and fitted with a stand (made later), the oshi-e ningyo were often made by households in Northeastern Japan and were made to celebrate girls day or as a prayer for happiness...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #1157329
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$1,650.00
An interesting Japanese puppet head of an old woman used in Bunraku, the traditional puppet theater developed in the Edo period by Uemura Bunrakuken, which the name of the puppet theater was derived from. The puppet consists of several moving parts. The head and neck are two separate pieces that move up and down. The bar on the bottom assist the puppet master to move the head in various ways and the rope as a lever. Age: 19th century. Size: Height: 11" Width: 7" Length: 4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #1139118
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$600.00
A cute Japanese gosho ningyo doll in the form of Ebisu, one of seven fortune gods. Handpainted detail work, red and brocaded fabric is used for the clothing of the doll. Meiji to Taisho period. Size: Length: 5.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.5".