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This was Carol's collection of hardiko (bobbing head dolls).    For many years they have provided much enjoyment.    However, it is time to find new homes and yours could be one of those.

Most of the dolls are made of paper mache.    However, there are several ceramic and one made of wood.     These are identified.   You will note there are many horses, dragons, roosters, etc.   This is because these are produced in the year associated with that animal.   I happened to be a dragon and had to wait ten years after arriving in Japan before the animal associated with my year was offered for sale.   Almost all were purchased new and are in excellent condition.

To help determine the size of these kokeshi, there are two standard wine bottle corks in each photo. 

Below each photo are two numbers separated by a dash.    The first number is the identification tag (all start with a "p") of the left most doll and the second is the price and then a description or note.     If a particular doll has been sold, the number & price & note associated with that doll will be replaced a SOLD sign.          

Pick the one(s) you want AND send me an email listing the ones you desire.  I will confirm availability.

Being made of paper, these gems do not travel well.    Each must be individually packed within its own box and that box well insulated.   Consequently, we can not guarantee their safe arrival despite the careful attention to packing.

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p1-$25 tiger      p2-$25 rooster       p3-$25 monkey        p4-$25 snake

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p5-$25 tiger        p6-$25 cat       p7-$25 rooster      p8-$25 dragon

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p9-$25 horse     p10-$25 rabbit     sold          sold

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sold       sold          sold        p16-$10 mouse

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sold                   p18-$30 cat (head is fixed but paw moves)

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p19-$30 samurai     p20-$20 rooseter     p21-$20 boar

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 SOLD      p23-$20 old woman      p24-$15 tiger

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p25-$15-old woman    p26-$25 lady w umbrella(figure to left has bobbing head)      p27-$15 lady(ms bee)         sold

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p29-$20 shi-shi(lion dog)         p30$-25 monkey        p31-$20 rabbit(ms bee) 

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p32-$10 snake      p33-$15 mouse       p34-$25 woman w umbrella       p35-$15 sheep

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p36-$20 boar(ms bee)      sold     P38-$10 snake     p39-$10 dancer

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p40-$15 ox     p41-$10 snake       sold

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p43-$20 horse     p44-$10 cow       p45-$15 tiger

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p46-$15 horse     p47-$10 tiger       p48-$20 dragon     p49-$20 monkey with spear

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p50-$15 ceramic cat in basket     p51-$15 ceramic sailor   p52- SOLD    p53-$10 ceramic tiger

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p54-$10 wood ox    p55-$20 ceramic shi shi    p56-$10 dog of paper mache with flocking

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p57-$30 Chinese shi shi        p58-$30 Chinese shi shi

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p59-$20 Chinese monkey        p60-$30 Chinese shi shi

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