Miyabi Japanese Musical Go- Round Figurine, Geisha Girl Man & Lantern, Vintage Music Box


This is a wonderful ceramic wind up musical figurine featuring and man & woman next to a lantern. The word "Miyabi" is on the front with (I assume) that word written in Japanese above it. Miyabi is one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, the word is usually translated as "elegance," "refinement," or "courtliness" and sometimes refers to a "heart-breaker".

The music box figurine winds up on the bottom and the lantern turns while playing a sweet melody. I do not know the name of the tune.

It measures about 4.75" tall and 3.375" across bottom. Insert on the bottom appears to be wood. I think this dates to the 1960s-70s. Looks like there may be one small paint/surface flake at the left of the woman's gold head piece, other than that it is good condition, no chips or cracks.


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