Silver Daruma Figure

Vintage Japanese 950 Sterling Daruma figure on Rosewood Stand

$110.00

Age:1940s

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 1-7/8”h x 1-1/4”w

Vintage Sterling Silver 950 Daruma, (JAPANESE WISH DOLL ), figure marked Sterling on the back. This beautifully formed Daruma is hollow emphasizing his expressive face with a zinc and gold eyes, and affixed to a rosewood stand. The artists kanji is on the back of the figure with the symbol Sterling next to the name.

Condition: Excellent in form, design, material manipulation and finish. The stand is specifically scaled and made for this figure honorably raising it from the surface.

NOTE: Daruma’s presence in the life and culture of Japan has recorded its diverse manifestations and their symbolic role suggesting the complex interrelatedness of Daruma with Japanese customs. As a distinctive Japanese image, Daruma is a product of multiple sources: history, legend, mystical experience, sectarian rivalry, artistic genius, popular imagination and inventiveness and aspirations intrinsic to the formation of Japanese culture an the definitions of Japanese character.