Very Rare Ryoka Kokeshi
This very rare Ryoka kokeshi is an amazingly beautiful example of kokeshi. Aoki Ryoka is very well known for her Hinagiku kokeshi which was produced in 1969 when Princess Michiko purchased her. Dolls like this are considered her museum pieces and very hard to find especially in such good condition. Aoki Ryoka is a well-known female kokeshi artist who has her own kokeshi business with mostly female employees. A pioneer in the field, with many award-winning designs and three Prime Minister awards under her belt. Her work ranges from museum-quality pieces to ordinary children’s toys.
This vintage kokeshi is approximately 42cm tall and 61cm around her widest part. Her hair and top knot are beautifully carved and her body in kimono is beautifully represented using carving techniques and hand painted detail. Even the bottom of her sleeves showing wood is an amazing attention to detail.
A highly collectable doll with artist signature on the bottom approximately from 1980.
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