This is an occupied japan figurine from a barn pick, we actually had a whole box of them. These were heavily reproduced at one time but these all appear to be original. They have paint wear and colors consistent with the time period and marks on the base consistent with originals. There were many subject matters, colonial figurines, animals, ashtrays, black americana ( most often reproduced) .
This figure is about 8 inches high , This is a colonial Figure in bright blue jacket. He has some minor paint loss consistent with age. The back of his jacket has some color change - as seen.These were dimestore trinkets in their day and it's likely your grandmother or mother or someone in your life had a shelf full of them.
"Occupied Japan" (OJ) is a term used for the time period from 1945 (after World War II) through April 25, 1952; it was during this time that the Allies "occupied" Japan.. It was a very short period of time, and is not considered a flattering statement to make to the country which was occupied of course. These pieces are so colorful, some are made with more detail than others. There is almost always some minor paint loss, as they were cold painted I believe.
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