This piece portraits a woman with enigmatic gaze and attitude, dressed in an extraordinary kimono. Her facial expression is neutral, in a way that she does not have to be a Japanese woman but rather from anywhere in world, just any woman dressing a kimono. She carries a closed fan in her hand and her hair tied in a bun with a hair stick.
A new style of porcelain is offered in this piece. It combines matte and glazed finish (enhancing the black hair), golden luster also in both shiny and matte, and an extraordinary intense red color.
The accurate painting of flowers on the kimono silk as well as the geometry of the golden obi sash shows the mastery of the Lladró artists.
The rich opaque matte enamels of the dress contrast with the “whiteness of porcelain” in face and hands.