Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chamekko | Playful Child by Watanabe, Masao


Dimensions: 7-0"h

Watanabe-san was fascinated with children and used them as a model for many of his figures. The detailing of curious sumi-e’ drawn eyes, wispy hair over his forehead, and what remains of bows on the side of the head. Seen are three sections, the head, the Haori, (a short lightweight jacket), and the base of the doll showing a very simple use of two different kinds of wood, Ash (Kaibun) and Birch (Kabanoki) to define the body and clothing. The piece is finished with either a type of natural or colored candle wax, (Rosoku no ro), and is unsigned. 

Vintage Condition: Excellent 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.