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Rare Chinese Door of Hope Doll as Aged Man

Lot Number: 
15
12" (30 cm.) Solid-domed wooden head with deeply-carved facial features,very high domed forehead with sculpted age wrinkles that also appear under the eyes,sharp definition of cheek and jaw lines lending a somewhat gaunt look,grey painted brows,tiny black painted eyes that are looking downward,closed mouth. cloth body,wooden hands. Likely representing an aged philosopher,he has a painted black pate at the back of his head,and wears a black cap with attached human hair queue,black silk jacket,maroon silk patterned tunic with blue lining,dark blue silk trousers and black shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Chinese Door of Hope mission,circa 1920. Value Points: very rare figure with superb carving,original richly- preserved costume.
Realized Price: 
$1,700
Presale Estimate: 
900/1400