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Creative Kokeshi, Otani*?, 13-3/4", Cracked


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Inventory Number: 71082

  • Creative Kokeshi, Otani*?, 13-3/4", Cracked
  • Creative Kokeshi, Otani*?, 13-3/4", Cracked Creative Kokeshi, Otani*?, 13-3/4", Cracked

NAME: Creative Japanese wooden kokeshi.

MAKER: Yoshio Otani*

SIZE: 13-3/4" (35cm), weight is almost 2-1/2 pounds

CONDITION: Few minor dents and a small ding by the right brow. The head has a large crack on the left side. Wood has a natural tendency to crack from the center out and the center of the wood looks like the center of the head. Although the wood is dried, many artists will not use this point as the center of the head for this reason.

NOTES: Dated on the bottom September 24, 1995 by an owner rather than the artist. The date also seems a bit "young" for this doll.

*I saw this doll with what was probably the original box and it clearly stated the name Yoshio Otani. Since the doll is not signed it cannot be stated as a fact but it's a pretty good bet. Yoshio Otani was born in 1936 and started making kokeshi in 1968 so the dates fit that this may be of his make. He won multi-awards including the Prime Minister Prize.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 30 December, 2009.

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