Unusual Vintage 9.5 Inch 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. We love the face and head design of this particular doll, with her black cap and strands of hair peaking out below. The body itself is simply painted with bands of green and red. A really beautiful doll either on its own or positioned with others.
In excellent vintage condition, there are some very minor superficial scuffs and a little light fading. The base is signed.
Height: 24cm (approx 9.5 inches) / Base Diameter: 5cm