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BOBBING HEAD DOLLS
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.
p1-$25 tiger p2-$25 rooster p3-$25 monkey p4-$25 snake
p5-$25 tiger p6-$25 cat p7-$25 rooster p8-$25 dragon
p9-$25 horse p10-$25 rabbit sold sold
sold sold sold p16-$10 mouse
sold p18-$30 cat (head is fixed but paw moves)
p19-$30 samurai p20-$20 rooseter p21-$20 boar
SOLD p23-$20 old woman p24-$15 tiger
p25-$15-old woman p26-$25 lady w umbrella(figure to left has bobbing head) p27-$15 lady(ms bee) sold
p29-$20 shi-shi(lion dog) p30$-25 monkey p31-$20 rabbit(ms bee)
p32-$10 snake p33-$15 mouse p34-$25 woman w umbrella p35-$15 sheep
p36-$20 boar(ms bee) sold P38-$10 snake p39-$10 dancer
p40-$15 ox p41-$10 snake sold
p43-$20 horse p44-$10 cow p45-$15 tiger
p46-$15 horse p47-$10 tiger p48-$20 dragon p49-$20 monkey with spear
p50-$15 ceramic cat in basket p51-$15 ceramic sailor p52- SOLD p53-$10 ceramic tiger
p54-$10 wood ox p55-$20 ceramic shi shi p56-$10 dog of paper mache with flocking
p57-$30 Chinese shi shi p58-$30 Chinese shi shi
p59-$20 Chinese monkey p60-$30 Chinese shi shi
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