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Japan Family Four Big Old Japanese Famous Kokeshi Dolls, Hand Painted, Signed

$228per set

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Four big hand painted and signed Kokeshi Dolls from Old Japan. A beautifully preserved set of Japanese Folk Art hand carved and hand painted Kokeshi dolls one of Japan's most popular antique doll collectibles and unique handicraft forms. They are collected internationally. These hand carved solid Kokeshi doll were made of Itaya-kaeda (Japanese maple) hard wood. They are hand lathe turned and have hand painted designs of such things as kimono and are signed by the Japanese artist. Dimensions: Tallest 15 inches tall and shortest 10 inches tall All are signed. Provenance: these come from an amazing 50 year old collection of over two hundred kokeshi dolls found in central Japan. Hand carved. Hand painted. Unique group. About Kokeshi Dolls: Kokeshi are a popular form of Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They can date back to the earliest part of the 20th century. Old antique examples are widely collected and typically hand carved and hand painted from wood with a simple trunk and an enlarged head. The heads are simply painted with a few lines to define the face. The body may have a variety of designs including florals and flora painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom or sides are typically marked with the signature of the artist. These hand carved solid Kokeshi doll were made of Itaya-kaeda (Japanese maple) hard wood. They are hand lathe turned and have hand painted designs of such things as kimono and are signed by the Japanese artist. Old antique specimens can sell for as little as twenty five dollars a piece to thousands of dollars for master works. Mint, signed and boxed examples are especially difficult to find. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Diameter: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289217457232

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