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Koryusai Boy


Japanese Ichimatsu Boy by Takizawa Koryusai II (Takizaku Yoshitoyo, 1888-1966), exceptional large- scale boy figure wearing a formal black haori surcoat with katabami wood sorrel crest, dramatic pattern of flying plovers done in a painterly manner with details piqued out in gold thread embroidery, matching under kimono, green silk brocade obi, fan, also wearing gold brocade hakama trousers, white tabi socks, finely rendered face covered in a slightly pigmented gofun, inset glass eyes, painted hair and details, real eyelashes, hands naturalistically rendered with tsumekiri carved finger nails and palm creases, fingers lightly flexed, signed Koryusai and sealed Takizawa Yoshitoyo, minor losses to eyelashes, overall near-mint condition, 26” High.

Showa Era, 1930s
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