Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Tsubaki ko | Camellia Girl” by Yamanaka, Sanpei


Dimensions: 6-0”h x 4-1/2” dia

The technical aspect of a doll made of one piece of wood is successfully evident by the beautiful forming of the figure. The motif, is, of course, the Camellia, (Tsubaki), and the faces and red noses carry the feeling of impishness. The doll has a large ‘Mage’ style hair treatment with carved lines on both sides of the hair to give it depth. A red signature is on the bottom which identifies the artist as Sanpei.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear and hairline crack that was repaired when it was made and corresponds to vintage Folk Craft. It meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.