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Posted 1 year ago

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My mother owned one of these and never let me touch it. That was over 40 years ago. So when I saw this one I fellt I had to have it . I vaugley recall my mother saying they were from China. She felt they were valuable but this might not be the same exact one.
Ron

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago

    Your doll is Japanese , these wonderful dolls are made of gofun, the white coating on her face is gofun which is crushe d oyster shells or another type of shell . She dates from anywhere from 1940-50's . Beautiful doll !Here is a similar one to yours
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADORABLE-LARGE-JAPANESE-GOFUN-DOLL-c-1950s-/400447646181?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d3c8a29e5
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I might add she is called A Japanese Ichimatsu doll. Thanks for sharing her Ron :-) Beautiful doll .
  3. ronsoverstuffedattic, 1 year ago
    Wow! I knew she was special. Brings back alot of very early fond memories. I will take a look at the links you provided asap. Thanks again, as always you privide wonderful, interesting and insightful information.
    Ron
  4. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Your welcome Ron :-)

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