Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Sato, Suigai, Entitled: Haru no Mezame (Spring Awakening)

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Dimensions: 12-1/2”h

This is a very unusual shape for Suigai showing a unique and beautifully executed doll with her traditional hairstyle Mage in which the hair is in a complex manner and similar to a bun. She has a peaceful nature on her face with expressive eyes eyelashes and a small red nose. He utilized an uncolored waxed wood with a combination of cherry and plum blossom motifs in white, red, and yellow. All-in-all Sato-san created a wonderfully simple form of three separate circular sections defining the body from the same piece of wood. At first, it appears that she is wearing a Kimono, but a second look shows that an Obi was not used, in its place, a simple red sash on the side of her body appears, which is typically used with a Yukata. His stamp was on the bottom but worn off but this doll was published in our recent book entitled: Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement which helped identify artists and their works of the period. Sato, Suigai, (1920-), has won numerous awards for these creations.

Condition: Very Good condition, commensurate with age showing minimal scratches near the base which don’t distract from the appreciation of the figure.