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Kobe Wooden Automatons. 3 pcs. Japan: mid-Meija era, ca. 1890s/1900s. Mechanical ebonized wooden toys unique to Kobe that were sold at souvenir shops on Motomachi Shopping Street and near Nunobiki Waterfall where tourists gathered. A knob is turned back-and-forth making the figure move in various comedic ways; one is chopping watermelon while simultaneously eating it; another is joyously devouring a mushroom skewer; the last is charming a snake out of a basket. Height 4 ½”. Near fine condition. Working.
Kobe Wooden Automatons. 3 pcs.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $720.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
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