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Modern Creative Kokeshi, Hashime Takahashi Pair #73206

$355.00

Quantity Available: 1

Inventory Number: 73206

  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Hashime Takahashi Pair #73206
  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Hashime Takahashi Pair #73206 Modern Creative Kokeshi, Hashime Takahashi Pair #73206

NAME: Modern creative Japanese kokeshi PAIR

MAKER: Hashime Takahashi

SIZE: 18" (45.4cm), combined weight 6.9 lbs

CONDITION: Small dents and scratches. The only one of note is above the right eye of the pink plum doll. The lips have faded a bit. They may not necessarily have been red though. Very fine hairline crack on the left side head of the pink doll. Both dolls have darkened with age and there are some even darker age spots on the left lower face and front top body of the white doll and down the right side of the pink doll.

NOTES: Mr. Takahashi was born in 1918 and has passed. His son (Akinori) and grandson are continuing the family business, however, they mostly work on a different folkcraft rather than kokeshi. The elder's new work is no longer available. The eyes are a trademark of this family of makers. Hashime was an award winning artist, including the Prime Minister Award (top honors/winner at kokeshi competitions).

The doll's name is "Baien" which translates to "Plum Garden" and won the Prime Minister award in 1967. Lovely sprays of pink and white plum flowers - classic Hashime! This is the first pair I was able to obtain of these beauties as they are not that readily available and had been very popular. The bottom states "prime minister award", Baien and the artist signature and stamp.

The pairs were either made the same size or with the pink doll being shorter. Will be listing another set with the shorter doll in the near future.


U.S. Customers: Estimated shipping is $65.00+. You may be charged up to $15.00 upon checkout but the balance will be at no extra charge.

International Customers: Estimated shipping is US$90.00+. You will be invoiced for the difference between actual cost, - less shipping paid with order, - less the U.S. shipping cost.


This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 January, 2020.

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