I saw a lovely Geisha figure in a local antique shop a few weeks ago and thought she'd be perfect for a Victorian glass dome I bought at auction in the spring. The shop owner measured her for me and I checked the height of the dome as soon as I got home. Imagine my disappointment when I returned to the shop and she had already been sold. What I didn't know until my birthday yesterday was that it was my mother who had bought her for me!
She stands 17 inches tall and wears a lovely silk Kimono.
Rather difficult to photograph her under the dome (and I'm so scared I'll break something that I don't want to remove it again!) but you can just make out the stitched fabric fingers. I don't know what she's holding - Annabel have you any idea? They are pierced, slightly curved rectangular shapes painted metallic gold and threaded with a cord.