Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Akikusa | Autumn by Yamanaka, Sanpei (1926-)

Sale price$125.00

Dimensions: 8-3/8”h

Yamanaka-san creates wonderfully painted and decorated dolls in many forms and shapes and in this case a young girl wearing a Kimono in ‘Rokuro-moyo’ horizontal colored rings, of red and green around the form. Her face carries the feeling of impishness and evokes a child-like rural life.  Her simple horizontal eyes and a small carved concave nose add to this impression. She has a traditional hairstyle with a large ‘Mage’ to complete the look. The doll is signed in red on the bottom identifying this artist.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks (other than those noted above related to the natural knot and shown in the image), breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.