Alan Pate - Antique Japanese Dolls

Welcome to Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls

Since 1993 Alan Scott Pate has established himself as the premier dealer and authority on ningyo (antique Japanese dolls) outside of Japan. He has built a reputation supplying the highest quality ningyo to discerning collectors and museums the world over. His gallery is dedicted to the sale of the highest quality Japanese dolls from the Edo Period (1612-1868), Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho Eras (1912-1926). With a particular specialization in ichimatsu and sosaku (art dolls) from the 1930s by the foremost artists of the period such as Hirata Goyo II (Tsuneo, 1903-1981), Takizawa Koryusai II (1888-1966) and Iwamura Shokensai (Toko, 1892-1968). 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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