Post WWII Geisha Doll Appraisal
Scott says: I need a Post WWII Geisha Doll Appraisal. This doll was for sale with other items., (post WWII, “Made in Occupied Japan”) If you need more pictures, let me know.
AW says: This looks to me to have been made after the Occupied Japan era, which was from 1945 to 1952. The reasons I say this are because the colors don’t look right for that period, the beadwork jewelry looks newer.
Also, when we look at the hands and the way the fingers are stitched, we can see that this is a technique predominantly use in the 1960s and later.
And there’s one other important factor. All Occupied Japan pieces were marked., at least they had to be to be considered Occupied Japan items. You’ve sent me quite a few other pictures, but none of them indicates that this is stamped anywhere on it as an occupied doll.
I’m not sure if your statement above indicates it was purchased with other Occupied Japan pieces, or if you believe this itself to be an occupied piece. Or if in fact it is marked somewhere. If so, contact me right away and I’ll re-evaluate.
Retail value: $95