Kokeshi Doll, Masao Watanabe

Kokeshi, Japanese wooden doll, traditionally created for Girl’s Day, it has become a popular item that carvers in different prefectures in Japan have their own version and style. It’s also a favorite among visitors, and has generated collectors locally and abroad. This particular one is from a well known carver artist Masao Watanabe with his distinctive style of rounded head and body. Excellent condition, signed, mid-century.

D : 4 1/2", H : 11".