Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: Fuyu no tenki | Winter Weather by Shouzan, Shido (1932-1995)

Sale price$125.00 Regular price$140.00
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Dimensions: 11-0”h

Shown is one style of winter Kokeshi that has been extremely popular, mainly because it has contemporary overtones, with a simply rendered muffler around her neck and falling over the front of her coat. All elements of the doll are represented in three distinct sections of this lathe-turned figure. Her face is peeping out of her large hairstyle with a ‘Mage’ as part of her hair treatment. The doll has an impressed stamp by the artist on the bottom. Our research about this doll said that Shouzan-san was inspired by a popular children’s song entitled: Yuki 

“Snow is falling, kon kon

Hail is falling, kon kon

Falling, falling

Flies up high with hail and snow.

Snow white cotton caps

All the hills and fields are wearing,

On the bare old trees the little

Snow flowers are in bloom”.

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, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.