Alan Pate - Antique Japanese Dolls

Welcome to Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls



Our gallery is dedicted to the sale of the highest quality Japanese dolls from the Edo Period (1612-1868) with additional select examples from the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho Eras (1912-1926). In these pages you will find outstanding examples drawn from the principal categories of Japanese dolls (ningyo) along with a few suprises. Each piece is accompanied by clear images and thorough descriptions, along with general category introductions and can be used as a resource guide.

Our ever-expanding publications page is one of the best sources for information on Japanese dolls available on the internet in the English language. In addition to articles by Alan Pate featured in a variety of magazines, as well as lecture videos, it also includes infomation on books by Alan Pate, including

Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll (Tuttle, 2005),
Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World Of Ningyo (Tuttle, 2007), and
Art As Ambassador - The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927 (2016).

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