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SUPERB ANTIQUE MEIJI JAPANESE EARLY KOBE / KOBI TOY WOODEN AUTOMATON FIGURE NR!
I will be selling a number of interesting antiques including tribal art, Chinese, Japanese and European antiques. PLEASE NOTE: This sale is in GB Pounds Sterling.
This is a fantastic antique late 19th Century Japanese wooden Kobe toy automaton figure with inlaid bone eyes and offered in excellent working order. When the knob is turned the arms, legs and tongue of the figure on the front of the box move in and out and the figure inside the box pops his head out and then retreats back in. I have attached plenty of photos to help show the action and pack it very securely to ensure safe arrival!
This is one of several Kobe toys I am selling this week so please view my other sales.
A fine example, in excellent condition and with a good antique patina, I am selling it at a very low starting price and with .
Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for.
Condition & Dimensions
Excellent condition. It is likely that the figure to the front might have held something in his hands but this hardly detracts and it is in perfect working order.
It stands about 2.4" / 6.2cms tall with the head retracted.
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Postage & Packing
For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH to MONDAY 12TH MARCH so payment must be received by SUNDAY 11TH at the very latest. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, often have a huge amount to post and I do pack carefully!
Please bear in mind that any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. I always post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it currently takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination.
UK: 1st Class Recorded Delivery (insured to £46 only): £4.25 GBP.
UK: Special Delivery: £6.90 GBP.
Europe: £11.06.- Royal Mail Signed For Airmail. This figure includes £2.50 for insurance over £46 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country).
U.S. and Rest Of World: £12.71 GBP.- Royal Mail Signed For Airmail. This figure includes £2.50 for insurance over £46 GBP. This is a signed for service which offers full or limited tracking (depending on your country) and insurance. Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.
Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).
Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to offerding.
Payment Details (Important: Please Read)
Rest Of The World: PayPal only.
In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.
Finally, thank you for taking a look at my sale and please have a look at the other antiques I am saleing this week including a superb some very fine Kobe toys; prisoner of war work; a very fine pair of inlaid Chinese bronze vases; several superb antique Makonde carvings; Chinese jade carvings; treen and snuff boxes etc.