Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: "Kurumi On'nanoko | Walnut Girl” by Sekiguchi, Toshio


Dimensions: 8–1/2”h

Shown is a lathe-turned doll turned from one piece of natural light oak incorporating a beautiful, carved transition between the neck of the figure and the Kimono. The doll is left natural and finished with a clear candle wax (Rosoku no ro), with traditional features shown on the face and a girlish ‘bob” hairstyle. The only decorative element is the affixed, natural, and dark walnut sections on the front of his garment, contrasting the smooth surfaces of the doll. A separate section of Walnut is inserted to simulate the Obi. The doll is titled on the lower section of the body with its name, and script signature identifying the artist. On the bottom of the doll is the name of the onsen that represented the artists pieces. 

Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age. The piece meets all the standards of collectible Folk Art.