Set of two large-scale antique antique samurai dolls

Price:  450,00

Set of two large-scale antique antique samurai dolls 武者人形 (Musha ningyô) features nobly portrayed figures from the samurai class.

The centerpiece doll represents Emperor Ôjin 応神天皇 (Ôjin Tenpô) in seated position. He wears a richly detailed gold and silver yoroi (armor) over a silk navy blue kimono. At his side he keeps a long katana (swords), of which on in a ‘tiger fur’- sheath.
A high ‘courtier hat’ adorns his head. He holds a fan.
Emperor Ôjin features are meticulously crafted and his noble white skin achieved through multiple applications of gofun 胡粉, a fine white pigment made from the powdered shell of the itabo oyster (Ostrea denselamellosa).

Accompanying him is a kneeling samurai retainer, dressed in a luxurious silk brocade outfit with red armor elements, though his attire and facial expression are slightly less regal. He wears a jingasa (soldier’s hat).
And holds a banner.
Together with a katana stand with a short sword.

Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).

Approx. dimensions Emperor Ôjin
Height 43 cm, Width 37 cm, Depth 28 cm.
Approx. dimensions retainer:
Height 24 cm, Width 26 cm, Depth 33 cm.

Considering their age, the dolls and the costumes are in a very good condition with traces of wear conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C3165


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