Large antique Takeda doll 竹田人形

Price:  320,00

Large antique Takeda doll 竹田人形 (Takeda ningyô), standing in a dynamic pose and with a strong facial expression.
He is resting his right foot on a tree stump while stretching out the other foot. Standing in a really intimidating hero pose. Wearing a lavish brocade silk kimono above which elements of a yoroi (suit-of-armour). At his side a pair of swords.
He is placed on a wooden plinth sprinkled with white to create a sandy ground. In its turn placed on a black wooden base.

The doll is well made by hand. The head is made of shell paste 胡粉 (gofun), and the eyes are inlaid with glass.

The doll and the costume are in a good original condition with traces of aging. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Height 42.5 cm, Width 30.5 cm, Depth 20.5 cm.

Period: Japan – 19th century (Late Edo period/Early Meiji period).

Takeda dolls are the dolls mimicking the poses and expressions of the popular Kabuki actors, at the time, playing the most famous scenes. The origin of its name is said to be coming from “Takeda-za”, Osaka’s biggest Kabuki theatre in Edo period.

Ref. No. : B4476


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