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Modern Creative Kokeshi, Watanabe, 11-3/8"

  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Watanabe, 11-3/8"
  • Modern Creative Kokeshi, Watanabe, 11-3/8"

NAME: Modern creative Japanese kokeshi, original box

MAKER: Masao Watanabe

SIZE: 11-3/8" (29cm)

CONDITION: This dolls appears to have been in long term storage and never used. It has darkened nicely with age. There is quite a bit of even darker spotting, which is the next stage in the oxidation process. The face has quite a bit of darker areas also, but was probably caused by a reaction from the acid in the box. As far as I can see, there are no scratches or dents.

NOTES: The doll is unique in that the head is purposely not attached. You can angle it any way to get a variety of different looks.

For a perspective on price, the same doll, newer and about 2/3's the size, sold elsewhere for over $90 (plus shipping) more than this.

Mr. Watanabe was born in 1917 and passed in 2007. Winner of many awards including top prize, the Prime Minister Award several times.

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 16 April, 2011.

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