Large Vintage 18 Inch Hand-painted Japanese Kokeshi Doll – Signed Base

Distinguished by their single wooden body and head, Japanese kokeshi dolls were considered to be good luck talismans as well as child’s toys. Usually made from mizuki or cherry wood, they are hand-painted with bold brush strokes. At 18 inches this doll is large enough to be floor-standing, either on its own or clustered with other dolls. The body front is painted with a red flower repeat, topped with stripes at the top and bottom. The head is over-sized and beautifully rendered in red and black.

Price Includes UK Delivery!

SKU: M119


In stock


In very good vintage condition, there are some minor superficial scuffs and a little paint fading / bleeding, primarily on the base and side of the head but this doesn’t detract from the appeal of the piece. The base is signed.

Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition. Any questions, please get in touch.

Height: 45cm (approx 18 inches) / Base Diameter: 7cm

UK mainland delivery is included in the price, subject to our Delivery Terms. It will be sent via Parcel Force