Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled Autumn by Yamanaka, Sanpei (1926-2012)

Sale price$95.00

Dimensions: 8-3/4”h

Shown are two figures is one similar characteristic, that being the colored ‘Rokuro- moyo’ horizontal line work. The faces and red noses carry the feeling of impishness, again evolving a child-like, rural life. Yamagata-san made creative kokeshi his whole career and his kokeshi are loved by collectors all over the world. He won the 'Prime Minister Award in 1979. Inscribed on the bottom is a large red signature identifying the artist.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear and a slight blemish on its forehead that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.