FOR SALE ☞ Traditional Japanese Geisha Doll
DESCRIPTION ☞ A very delicate, handmade traditional Japanese Geisha Doll, made sometime in the 1940s. Made out of fabric, soft material and wood. Styled in a red kimono with black and gold obi, she is holding a helmet above her head and has many fine details added, particularly in her hair. She stands on a wooden platform with a signature written in pencil on the very bottom.
This doll was brought to us with the story that it was made and sold by a Japanese woman while her family was interned in Kaslo, BC to make some extra money during the second world war. This doll only ever had one owner, who bought it directly from the lady who made it. While we have no tangible provenance to prove this to be true or not, we feel that in the event it is true, her story of perseverance should live on with her dolls.
DIMENSIONS ☞ This doll stands approximately 12" tall. Her base is 6" in length.
CONDITION ☞ This doll is in good shape for it's age. The base does have a split in the wood but it doesn't seem to move or prove to be unstable. The hair on the doll is a bit miskempt, and a side of the helmet has let go from dried out glue. You can tell that she is delicately pieced together, and we feel she would be best preserved in a glass cabinet to admire. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
ABOUT US ☞ Front Street Antiques is located in downtown historic Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada. We are a husband and wife team on the hunt for interesting items that inspire nostalgia and curiosity. As antique enthusiasts, we do our very best to describe any imperfections and quirks, as well as provide a general background on the item; however, we are not yet experts on every item in our store. If you have additional information about an item for us, please send us a message -- we are always grateful to learn more :)
PLEASE NOTE ☞ Item will be carefully packaged up and shipped within 3 business days of sale, often sooner. We combine shipping on multiple items -- please send us a message prior to purchase to give us a heads up & we will be happy to refund the difference upon shipping!
All our listings are considered collectible, retro/vintage (25+ years) or antique (100+ years) and are rarely brand new. The majority of our stock comes from auctions and private collections or estates. Items for sale may display some age related wear and/or minor flaws consistent with the date of manufacture. Photos are included as part of the description. Due to the age and nature of our stock, all items are sold "as is" and final sale unless damaged in transit and covered by insurance.
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