Pair of Chinoiserie Figures Germany 19th Century Delightful pair of hard paste figurines made in Berlin Germany, Royal Factory, first quarter 19th century. One depicting a musician with symbols, chinoiserie dressed, the other a maiden with a parrot.
You have folks in Meiji-era kimonos, one woman in Heian or pseudo-Heian, a woman in a Victorian gown and bustle, and a female student in hakama. This page has a fascinating glimpse of the transition between kimonos and Western clothing. Including a guy in a kimono and bowler hat. Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (豊原周延) (1838–1912), better known to his contemporaries as Yōshū Chikanobu (楊洲周延), was a prolific woodblock artist of Japan's Meiji period.