Sosaku Kokeshi by Sekiguc...

Descriptive Qualities — Beautifully colored plum flowers adorn the Kimono on this doll. The emphasis is not only on the natural wood, but the fact that the designed elements are carved and painted, giving great texture to this doll. Dimension: 13-0”h. Condition: Original protected condition, good carving, drawing and coloration. The piece is signed by […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Kiyohar...

Descriptive Qualities: So many artists are enthralled with the Plum, (Ume), which is sometimes referred to as the Japanese apricot. Here we see an abstract representation of the fruit in the foreground, and the red blossoms in the background. Again we see the artist’s traditional face and red bow on the top of her head. […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Kishi, ...

Descriptive Qualities: This beautifully painted doll has a Kimono that speaks of the importance of floral motifs in Japanese society. The red rose and green leaves beautifully ornaments the body of this doll. Because of the wood employed and the staining of the base wood, the reflective painting radiates warmth throughout the piece. Dimensions: 12-1/2″h. […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Kishi, ...

Descriptive Qualities: This beautifully painted doll has a Kimono that speaks of the importance of floral motifs in Japanese society. The chrysanthemum is rendered in gradated brown and gold. Because of the wood employed and the staining of the base wood, the reflective painting radiates warmth throughout the piece. Dimensions: 10-3/4″h. Condition: Excellent, signed by […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Katase,...

Descriptive Qualities: This Kokeshi won awards in the National Japanese Kokeshi Competition. This is a slender doll with hand painted seasonal flowers, over the background striping, (Rokuro Moyo), incorporated in the Kimono design. Dimensions: 5-14″h. Condition: Excellent and signed. Additional Information — Katase, Kahei (1922-2015) was born in the town of Hakone, in a region […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Katase,...

Descriptive Qualities: This Kokeshi won awards in the National Japanese Kokeshi Competition. This is a slender doll with hand painted seasonal flowers, over the background striping, (Rokuro Moyo), incorporated in the Kimono design. Dimensions: 8-3/4″h. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information — Katase, Kahei (1922-2015) was born in the town of Hakone, in a region known for […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Katase,...

Descriptive Qualities: This Kokeshi won awards in the National Japanese Kokeshi Competition. This is a slender doll with hand painted striping, (Rokuro Moyo), incorporated in the Kimono design. Dimensions: 10-1/2″h. Condition: Excellent and signed. Additional Information — Katase, Kahei (1922-2015) was born in the town of Hakone, in a region known for its beautiful wooden […]

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Sosaku Kokeshi by Ishihar...

Descriptive Qualities: Not seen before in an Ishihara doll is one with the tied scarf used as the head covering. The beautiful wood grain defines the Hanten, (winter coat), and is finished with a simple wax. The sumi-e’ drawing of the face complements the natural wavy lines of the wood grain. Dimension: 11-3/4”h. Condition: Original […]

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Japanese Kimekomi Doll | ...

This Japanese handmade Kimekomi doll is made of wood and has been carefully hand painted to evoke the fond memories of children caring for their siblings. Both dolls are partially clothed in beautiful decorative fabric, both with silk hair representations. The body of the doll is made from toso, which is paulownia power mixed with […]

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Quiet Beauty: Fifty Centu...

Written by Robert Moes, Rupert Faulkner, this 255 page color publication, produced in 2003 is the last ASI exhibition in which Dr. Jess Shenson was to participate with his delightful enthusiasm and gracious patronage. It is in his memory that this book was dedicated. Japan’s ceramic history is one of the longest in the world. […]

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Japanese Split Smoked Ike...

This antique Japanese Midare Ikebana basket is from the late Meiji period, (1920-1930). Intricate interwoven design utilizing bamboo strips freely plaited and inserted into the body. The strips are of even width in a lobe pattern, which is a textural technique called tomokumimono. The piece has a beautiful rich patina in exceptional condition. Dimensions: 8-0”dia […]

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Antique Japanese Bamboo F...

This ‘Infinity’ form utilizes a hemp leaf pattern, (asa-no-ha), and is beautifully constructed through the fine delicate weaving. Here you see that the basket maker manipulated the tightness of wefts to produce a beautifully balanced basket. It has an extremely sturdy bamboo rim to hold the rim in place and finish off the piece. The […]

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