Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled “Chinko | Camellia Child” by Takahashi, Akinori Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled “Chinko | Camellia Child” by Takahashi, Akinori

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled “Chinko | Camellia Child” by Takahashi, Akinori

Takahashi, Akinori


Age:Late 1970s

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Sold as a pair

Dimensions: 12-0”h

This is a very rare pair of Kokeshi by Takahashi, Akinori. Both dolls are beautifully lacquered in a waterfall pattern in brown as the background of his artwork, with an accent of a Camellia blossom in red with green leaves. The dolls are signed, with an impression and title on the bottom of each doll. These dolls are a pair and sold as such.

Vintage Condition: Excellent as originally made with no scratches, flaws, or discoloration. 

NOTE: Takahashi, Akinori was born in Miyagi prefecture, Sendai City, Japan in 1957 and son of Takahashi, Hashime. Akinori is a winner of two awards: 2004 and 2005, at the Contemporary Kokeshi Exhibition. He is an accomplished artist and has only created a few Kokeshi in honor of his father. Akinori does not make many Kokeshi for his focus is on other types of folk craft.


Artisan | Woodworker: Takahashi, Akinori | 1957-

Origin:

Born in Miyagi prefecture, Sendai City, Japan, he is the son of Takahashi, Hashime, and is a winner of two awards: 2004 and 2005, at the Contemporary Kokeshi Exhibition. He is an accomplished artist and has only created a few Kokeshi in honor of his father.

Collector's note – descriptive qualities, standard characteristics & ornamentation styles:

In many respects Akinori follows the aesthetic of his father in both form and ornamentation. However, his production is limited and most of the pieces he has produced focus on the Tanabata festival, which is a Japanese tradition wherein people write their wishes on tanzaku papers, (colorful, small strips of papers), and hang them on bamboo and tree branches as illustrated in his dolls. He also employs cherry, (body painted red) and plum blossoms, (body painted blue) to celebrate the season. He primarily works in dogwood.

Artist's Signature:

Takahashi Akinori Kokeshi artist signature