Japan, Meiji-period (1868-1912). Lacquered wood and textile materials. Elaborately done and richly decorated miniature architecture with throne. Inside 5 delicately designed dolls. On the upper lever the imperial couple ("O-Dairi-sama" and "O-Hina-sama"). Underneath 3 court ladies dressed in kimonos on small pedestals ("Sannin Kanjo"). These kind of dolls are still exhibited in Japan, every March 3 on the so called "Girls Day" ("Hina Matsuni"), in order to keep evil spirits away. Partly traces of age, 1 doll with broken face. Overall h. 48,5 cm.