This is a large Meiji era Japanese Hakata pottery doll figure. A Hakata doll is a traditional Japanese clay doll, originally from the city of Fukuoka, part of which was previously named Hakata. This samurai gentleman probably represents a particular historic or folklore figure but I haven’t been able to identify him.
He stands 15” tall x 8” x 4”. Notice that you can see inside the bottom base all the finger prints from pressing the clay into a mold.
Condition: age discoloration, some paint loss, and a chip on bottom rear edge.
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Japanese Samurai Man Hakata Pottery Doll Figure Meiji Era