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Modern Creative Kokeshi, Kobayashi, 22"

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  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Kobayashi, 22"
  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Kobayashi, 22" Modern Creative Kokeshi, Kobayashi, 22"

NAME: Modern creative Japanese kokeshi

MAKER: Inosuke Kobayashi

SIZE: 22" (55.5cm), weight is almost 12 pounds

CONDITION: Very good. However the wood is flawed (discolored). There's a little bit on the front left but most is on the back. Besides being a little different in color, it didn't absorb the stain evenly. Also, the varnish is aging on the hair in back giving a whitish appearance.

NOTES: Inosuke Kobayashi was born in 1931. He has passed but haven't been able to pinpoint the year. Multi prize winner including the coveted Prime Minister award in 1979. My information only goes to 1983.

Name the doll translates to "Evening". This came from an "old family" collection.

Extraordinary doll. Certainly one of his high end creations. Here is a picture of a privately owned doll on display in Japan: Kobayashi. Since they are hand made, these dolls do vary. The one in the picture has a different style of hair. The wood flaws apparently didn't bother the artist, don't let it bother you.

This doll will ship at no extra charge (up to $113.00) worldwide via priority insured.

U.S. customers will be refunded the difference between international and national shipping, up to $50 depending on your zone. OR, you may contact us first and the price will be adjusted before the purchase.


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 19 October, 2013.

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