"19th Japan Sculpture: Geisha Breastfeeding Her Baby"
Important cracked earthenware sculpture, Japan 19th. The scene is touching: the geisha is half lying on her side, her bust raised, her negligee half open; the latter dark green in color edged with red is dotted with large golden flowers and smaller garnet and white enamel. She supports with her left arm the head of her baby who feeds on her milk while crushing the nipple of the other breast, which she kindly lets do. The geisha with beautifully groomed brown hair and a serene face, stares lovingly at her child with her sleeping eyes. This pretty piece is in good condition. L: 29cm W: 18cm H: 16cm