Sosaku-ningyo Art Doll


Sosaku-ningyo Art Doll by Hirata Goyo II (Tsuneo, 1903-1981, first doll maker to be designated as a Japanese Living National Treasure), entitled Hanafubiki (Catching Falling Flower Petals), depicting a young girl looking upward and holding her kimono sleeve, basket of silk flowers at her feet, pigmented gofun, silk hair worn long, painted features, painted eyes, collected in Japan in 1947, silk brocade fabric was purchased in Kyoto by original owner under consultation with Mrs. Goyo, who made the kimono, piece exhibited in Tokyo in 1947, signed Goyo saku on right foot, excellent condition, Figure: 10-1/2” High (Overall: 12”).

Showa Era, Circa 1947
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