Kokeshi | Rare Sosaku Bell
This is one of the most unusual pieces we have come across incorporating both wood and metal. The head is traditionally detailed and is attached with thread to the body. The body of the piece is not wood as one would expect but metal with impressed motifs simulating a Haori (Jacket). Hanging from the base of the head is a bell. The piece was made to be hung with a cord for that purpose. It is in excellent condition. Unsigned. Approximate age: 1960s. Dimensions: 2 ¼”h x 1 ¾”w.