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    Posted 7 years ago

    katherines…
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    The first two dolls are Nishi, I think? Despite the fact that these Nishi dolls look somewhat alike, they all seem to be different enough that I could not find an exact match for the first one. From what I've read, the hairstyles and ornaments and clothing denote status and event they are attending. The one I am more, or most, curious about is the doll in the third picture which has a solid face and hair. The kimono appears to be made of rayon. Under her stand is a trademark label and a Made in Japan label, that is the fourth picture. Perhaps someone who knows more about these dolls can share information about the third doll, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for looking!

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, vetraio50. :)
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      They're very nice Katherine :)....I have one I posted about a year ago. From what I gather they are Kabuki dolls and represent costumed characters from popular Japanese Kabuki theater dramas which comprise stylized singing and dancing. Most of the time the are kept in glass cases as they are a pain to keep clean and dust free. Mine needed a bit of repair and was a bit dusty as her case was missing too. Here's the link to mine.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/113205-princess-yaegaki-kabuki-doll--unknown

    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, mikelv85, and for your information and the link to your doll, glad you found and rescued her. A Kabuki doll! Now I know! :)

      Thanks for the love, and your compliment, Cindy, they are, aren't they? :)

      Thanks for the love, racer4four, and Jewels. :)
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      they are very lovely!!!
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love and your compliment, SEAN68, very kind. :)
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, aghcollect. :)
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and pops52. :)
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, sklo42, and shipi. :)
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Jim, for taking a look and your comments, let me go through them one at a time. So the little doll you're saying is TOYO? Because I saw this doll with a box marked Nishi on eBay, which is why I assumed it was Nishi, even though it didn't look like the geisha dolls they usually make, for example the first tall one I have posted. That one is 12", the middle height one is 9", and the little one is 6". I think I am right about the Nishi, though? Can you tell me anything else about the dolls? Mikelv85 said my middle height doll is a Kabuki doll, would you agree with that? I have seen comments on threads here from some experts on doll labels but those were from years ago, don't know if anyone is available now to look at this one.

      As for your Tang horse, I will take a look now. The pose on mine is striking, isn't it? I've seen one other through Google, in a store that calls itself selling museum quality replicas, it was in a grouping of four or five that had similar qualities and coloring. An interesting history on these horses, was enjoyable researching them. :)
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      LOL, well I can certainly tell you I saw my little doll selling on eBay in more than one instance with a box that said Nishi, and I seem to recall the box saying the doll was part of a wisteria blossom ceremony, so make of that what you will. :)

      Oh and by the way, my Tang horse, as I said, was listed on a site that called itself an "emuseum" selling "museum quality replicas," which surely meant souvenirs, LOL! But in looking through the others I saw on Google, it did seem to be of a higher quality in the modeling and glazing than all the others, including one I saw from Danbury Mint.
    11. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      I hadn't seen it, thank you jwendell. Well the tall doll is certainly Nishi, and the little doll is Nishi. Are you thinking my middle doll is also Nishi? Hmm. Maybe I should research Nishi hallmarks. Thanks for the new lead! Happy to know you are sorting your dolls as well in your research!

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