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    Posted 9 years ago

    ronsoverst…
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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, 9 years 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, 9 years ago
      I might add she is called A Japanese Ichimatsu doll. Thanks for sharing her Ron :-) Beautiful doll .
    3. ronsoverstuffedattic, 9 years 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, 9 years ago
      Your welcome Ron :-)

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