The sleeves are amazing with an undershirt and a shorter overshirt all beautifully trimmed and finished. The straw sandals are exquisite and I believe the hair is original. The doll was originally presented in its own wooden box which sadly is missing and he should have something in his right hand. Others I have seen carry a pole with a banner attached which is a Buddhist prayer.
This particular character is the attendant of Kato Kiyomasa, a great warrior, and they are normally displayed together. Please view the photographs to see the amazing detail in all this costume.There is a lavish use of silk thread, silk fabric. Please read the condition report. If you need any further information or photos please ask. Height of doll which is i kneeling figure is 11.5" x approx 9".
The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE MUSHA NINGYO DOLL MEIJI PERIOD LATE 19TH CENTURY" is in sale since Sunday, July 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "peterf5527" and is located in Torquay.This item can be shipped worldwide.