Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Chihaya | Autumn Chill” by Sekiguchi, Toa (1942-)

Sale price$620.00 Regular price$775.00
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Dimensions: 13-0’h

Toa-san was born in Shibukawa City, Gunma-ken, and is the son of Sansaku Sekiguchi. Winner of many awards, he received the Ministry of International Trade Industry Award in 1978. Toa-san shows off his artistic, painterly abilities, with the rendition of the Kimono in deep blues, depicting gold autumn grasses and flowers. She is wearing a wonderful, and detailed purple sash, and has long black hair. Her face is looking upwards, as though she was searching the night sky. The Kokeshi is exceptionally painted and is made of one piece of Mizuki, (Dogwood). This particular piece has simulated long, carved black hair inspired by the Heian period, and is in both flat and relief carving that affords the doll a wonderful textural quality, as does the simulated Kimono. The eyes have a meditative and serene expression, and she has a small red mouth. On the bottom of the doll is his red, impressed stamp documenting the maker. 

 The piece was published in the 2022 publication of Sosaku Kokeshi: Celebrating the Major Artists of the Creative Movement. For more information on this artist go to the following link:

Condition: Superb, outstandingly excellent, impressive, and beautiful. Photos cannot capture the exceptional work performed by the creation of this doll. No chips, cracks, breaks, missing pieces, or restoration, and retains its original details and finish. The piece meets all the standards of the vintage collectible Sosaku Kokeshi by Sekiguchi, Toa.