Signed Antique 12" Ichimatsu Gofun Paper Mache Oriental Doll - Circa 1890 #2

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Seller: 459stockford (11,149) 99.9%, Location: Derry, New Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173946596169 Signed Antique 12" Ichimatsu Gofun Paper Mache Oriental Doll - Circa 1890 #2. The doll is in good condition for the age. Please see pictures for a full description. He has a signature, as pictured. Clothes are as shown. I did not attempt to clean the face. I know that water is deadly for these dolls, and I don't know the correct procedure. The owner, Garrett Droppers, was a professor at the University of Tokyo Japan in the late 1800's. I imagine that is where he acquired this doll. Biographical TextGarrett Droppers attended Harvard University, graduating in 1886. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in New Jersey and New York and then spent a year in Germany studying at the University of Berlin. Dropper then became the chair of political economy and finance at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He stayed there for four years, also serving as secretary of the Asiatic Society of Japan and writing articles on Japan's economy. From 1898 to 1906, he served as the President of the University of South Dakota. In 1912 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In 1914, Droppers was appointed by Woodrow Wilson as U.S. Ambassador to Greece and Montenegro, serving until 1920. Droppers was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Science, the American Economic Association, the Knights Templar, and the El Riad Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. All items will be shipped within 5 Business days. If you need your item earlier than that, please email me. We strive for a 5***** rating. Please ask all questions prior to bidding. If you have an issue, please contact us first. Condition: Owned by Diplomat Garrett Droppers, Williamstown Massachusetts1860-1927

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