GOSHO DOLL MOLD (Dealer: titcoRet) – Rare find of the mold for *’Gosho ningyo’ (Palace doll) made of ‘toso’ (type of wood composition), acquired from a closed down doll shop. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx. H 31cm (12.20in)
*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), and still highly valued among the collectors as luxury dolls.
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