Head of Japanese life-sized doll 19th century (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Probably used as a decorative wooden doll on float in festival called ‘Dashi-Ningyo’ or as a wooden doll clothed in chrysanthemum flowers and branches called ‘Kiku-Ningyo’, as both type of life-sized dolls (sometimes movable) were popular in the Late Edo period. Removavble face attached with tenons in the later years. Edo – Meiji period, 19th century.
Head with grip: approx. 39cm (15.35in), Total with base: approx. 71.5cm (28.14in)
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