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Item: HG047

  • Description: A rare IKI NINGYO ('living doll') depicting with great realism a finely modeled woman's head made of wood covered in 'gofun' (crushed shell paste). She has inset glass eyes, eyelashes and bone teeth. Probably made to be used in a shop selling kimono, hair ornaments or cosmetics. Signed on the base: 'Respectfully made by TANIMOTO (Osaka)'.
  • Date: c 1920
  • Size: 13" high
  • Price: US$ 2,500.00
  • Availability: For Sale

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