Large Japanese palace doll 御所人形 (gosho’ningyô) of child playing a drum

Price:  3.800,00

A high quality & rare large gosho’ningyô 御所人形 (palace doll) of a sitting plump child with a brilliant white skin and a refined elegant face, like a noble. He is wearing a brocade silk bib embroidered with flowers and vines. He is playing with a hand drum which he holds up proudly in his left hand. In his right hand, he is holding the mallet, ready to strike again. The hand drum is beautifully decorated on both sides with a detailed green dragon.
He sits softly on a nice silk cushion embroidered with a flower motif.

Period: Meiji period (1868-1912) – 19th century

Approx. size:
H. 39.5 cm, W. 44 cm, D. 29 cm

The doll is in a good condition with only some cracks in the white layer.  The doll exudes craftsmanship due to the carefully shaped form and finely applied detailing.

Gosho Ningyô: Also known as “Court Dolls”, these chubby, white-skinned, baby dolls were given as gifts to aristocrats for hundreds of years. They are thought to bring good luck, prosperity, and happiness. Gosho Ningyo would be passed down to the next generation as part of a family member’s art collection. The whiteness of the skin was traditionally made using ground shells from a specific kind of oyster shell.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 212026


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