Japanese antique kimekomi doll of a courtier dancer, 1930-40's
Finely modeled Japanese
epresents a palace's little boy dressed with
courtier clothes. He dance and and smile with dimples on
the cheeks. Little boy dressed in rich silk kimono
jacket and black hakama pants with hand-painted
samurai's families crests, yellow tabi-socks and
with high golden courtier hat on his head. He balanced
in dance pose standing on his one leg.
Doll's face finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and
hand-painted artistically. The doll made around
1920-30's in kimekomi technique.
By tradition, Gosho Dolls
represent chubby little boys with large heads, round bodies
and brilliant white skin. They generally show an originality
and character which places them in a special category of
'Kimekomi' means "tuck in" in Japanese. The doll
body is made of compacted paulownia sawdust mixed with glue.
Clothes made of silk brocade with traditional Japanese design,
and are glued and tucked into grooves of a doll body. Doll's
face covered in a highly burnished gofun (crashed
oyster shell) and hand-painted.
Dimensions: 17 cm / 6,7 inches high
Condition: very good according to age and with antique taste
Price: US$ 228.00 (Japanese golden
folding screen can be included for additional price by
*Mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 33-42.00