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Marutaira dolls by Hashimoto Kozaburo - Rare pair of Sadaijin and Udaijin (ministers of the left and right) with weapons - Japan - Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Lot reference 13072515

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$ 179 Bidder 4584
11-09-2017 13:29:46
$ 59 Bidder 4162
08-09-2017 12:50:03

Good condition, see description

The 250 years old Marutaira Ooki Hezo house of Kyoto is well known for the quality of its doll and the details put in the manufacturing process. The dolls are mainly used during the hinamatsuri or doll festival for girls on the 3rd of March.

The original wood box with its certificate, indicates the dolls as a Sadaijin, minister of the left, and an Udaijin, minister of the right. The two were a government position in Japan in the late Nara (710–794) and Heian (794–1185) periods. The Sadaijin was the Senior Minister of State, overseeing all functions of government with the Udaijin as his deputy.

As indicated in the certificate, the name of the craftsman who made the dolls is Kozaburo Hashimoto, therefore dating the dolls around the late 19th century. The dolls are wood made with a splendid attention to details like for example the eyes that are almost real. The ministers hats or eboshi can be removed.

Both dolls are around 20x15x8 cm and in fine conditions for the age, the kimonos have some minor stains and signs of wearing that are not so evident even standing close by.

Most of the weapons and insignias of their ranking are present: 2 swords, 3 bows (likely missing one), 2 set of arrows and lances.

The box is 41x23x17 cm

Will be sent carefully packed with tracking parcel.

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