These old and delicate place cards are made of a heavy paper and appear to be hand painted with water colors. They are all of the same image with a Geisha in a rickshaw being pulled by a man. Each one has a different color scheme but they are all quite colorful. They each have holes pierced above and below the Geisha’s right arm into which slips the bamboo handle of a little paper umbrella. Each umbrella appears to be decorated with tiny flowers and is held closed with a thin strip of paper that is stamped; Japan. Across the bottom edge is a blank area that was probably intended for a person’s name. On the back of each is a little foldout easel so they will stand up and each is stamped “Japan” on the back.
They measure about 4 ¼” high excluding the umbrella and it measures about 2 ½” across the bottom. They are all in very nice condition with minor wear. It appears the fans have never been fully opened and I was careful to open only the one, part way for the photo. The edges and the hats of the rickshaw runners has minor crease and edge wear. The easels have never been folded.
Priced and sold as the group of four (4).
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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