AWARD-WINNING Kokeshi Doll by Masao Watanabe. Sosaku Kokeshi. Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Doll. Vintage Kokeshi. Kokeshi Doll. Japanese Doll

AWARD-WINNING Kokeshi Doll by Masao Watanabe. Sosaku Kokeshi. Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Doll. Vintage Kokeshi. Kokeshi Doll. Japanese Doll

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Vintage from the 1960s

Materials

Wood, paints

Description

This FABULOUS sosaku kokeshi doll by Masao Watanabe won an award at the Japan National Kokeshi Competition in the early 1960s. This doll has the BEST expression on its face! Is it a he or a she? Are they laughing or smirking? And the silhouette of this doll is just FABULOUS!!!!

Masao Watanabe is a master kokeshi artisan who has won major awards at the All Japan Kokeshi Competition at least eight times! This vintage kokeshi doll is one of his masterpieces!

SUMMARY
TYPE: Sosaku (creative kokeshi) / Kindai (modern kokeshi)
SUB-CATEGORIES: rare kokeshi, kokeshi by famous artisans, award-winning kokeshi, quirky kokeshi
ARTIST: Masao Watanabe
SIGNATURE: the base of doll bears artist's hand-written signature
HEIGHT (approx.): 18 cm (7 inches)
CONDITION: very fine+++. A bit of typical fading/light soiling. Otherwise very nice for its age. See photos (use zoom function as necessary).
SHIPPING: FREE SHIPPING via Japan Post EMS express (fully insured and trackable).

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Note: items are photographed carefully under natural light. However, colors may appear slightly different, depending on your monitor or the lighting conditions in your home.

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All images in this shop © 2020 YK Spark Productions and www.JapaneseKokeshiDolls.com

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261 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars

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Inge Jul 14, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Good quality, great service and quick response when questions!

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Mainguené Yves et Aude Jun 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Very good communication with this seller! Very Happy to deal with ^^

Lovely kokeshi, for the 3rd time I bought in this shop. I recommand ^^ 👍

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Mainguené Yves et Aude Jun 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Very good communication with this seller! Very Happy to deal with ^^

Lovely kokeshi, for the 3rd time I bought in this shop. I recommand ^^ 👍

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hayley vinnicombe Jun 18, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love these two dolls. I have been searching for the perfect pair, and I've found them. Great and speedy service. Very happy

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