Kokeshi by Takeda Masashi
Any kokeshi by Takeda Masashi (1930-2015) are highly sort after and very collectable as they are rare to find and also in such mint condition as this one is. Takeda-san studied under Takeda Usaburo.
This artist is known for exceptionally carved free form kokeshi, his kokeshi have a unique style, with rich wooden tones, and carved flower detail, and wonderfully intricate, adorned Kimono with some form of carved floral motif. Giving great character and depth to his dolls, Takeda–san shows his appreciation of the natural decorative quality of wood. Minimal use of paint, showcasing the actual texture of the wood selected for each piece.
This kokeshi is in mint condition standing at 36cm tall with artist signature on the bottom and carved on the lower back. An excellent mid century doll highly collectable expressing serenity and stability.
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