Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Banshu | Late Autumn” by Watanabe, Masao


Dimensions: 16-0”h

Watanabe-san’s painterly abilities shine with these two Kokeshi. The dolls display the basic personality characteristics used by the artist, with the unique addition of ‘Kiku’, (Chrysanthemum), delicately painted. He added the ‘Chatter work’ to give texture to the lower body of each doll. The face and hair treatment is a signature style for this artist. There is an inscription on both dolls identifying the artist who passed away, (1917-2007).

Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age. The piece meets all the standards of collectible Folk Art.