Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Futari no shimai | Two Sisters” by Ishihara, Hideo


Dimensions: 8-0”h; 5-1/2”h

This pair of Ishihara’s Kokeshi represent two wonderfully turned and carved dolls from his Pigtail series. Offered is what he refers to as “two sisters”, which show a superb “Chattering” technique, giving texture to the form, including the body, and highlighted in black pigment to enhance the texturing. The hand-formed “Braid” is a stacking of cylindrical elements, and represents ”innocence”. Each shows expressive faces with big wide eyes and tilted heads as if telling secrets. Each piece has a faint Ishihara’s black impressed stamp on the bottom of each doll.

 Condition:  Excellent, pristine, all original elements and condition. Archival quality because of the uniqueness of subject matter and composition of these three-dimensional forms.