Vintage Japanese Kokeshi entitled: “Hanako | Flower Child” by Ishihara, Hideo (1925-1999)


Dimensions: 4-1/4” x 4-1/2”dia

Seen on this page are some of the most unusual dolls representing the painterly accomplishment of this artist. Ishihara-san inspiration from nature and textile design shows in his treatment of both young and old characters. The “Bob” hairstyle is the same throughout his history of making Sosaku Kokeshi. In each piece, his painted subject matter and subtle carving complement the complexity of the figure, which brings out the true nature of the wood. It is also not unusual to see him utilize abstract and delicate floral painting throughout the surface treatment of these dolls. Each piece is signed by the artist.

Condition: Excellent, beautiful condition affording the doll age-old elegance. Retains the original craft/workmanship showing a wonderfully-developed patina commensurate with age and unrestored. The piece meets all the standards of Sosaku Kokeshi collectibles.