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Set of 5 "Kokeshi" Dolls

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Japanese dolls called Kokeshi of the early 20th century. Provenance from the northern Japan. Set of 5. Measures: 18.5 x 5.5 cm 24.5 x 7 cm 16.5 x 4.5 cm 15.5 x 5.5 cm 24.5 x 7 cm Handmade by Japanese artisants from wood. Have a simple trunk as a body and an enlarged head. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms and legs. Painted by hand with lines to define the face and the body painted with floral motive, covered with a layer of wax. Each doll is marked with the signature of the artist in the the bottom or back. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The Kokeshi dolls is said that were originally made by wood cravers of Shinchi Shuraku, during the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) to be sold to people who were visiting the hot springs of Togatta in Zao.

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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900-1930
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.65 in. x Dm 2.76 in.H 24.5 cm x Dm 7 cm
  • Diameter
    2.76 in. (7 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1427215616652
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