Delve into the intricate craftsmanship of Kisaku, renowned for his exquisite Kokeshi dolls, as this vintage piece beautifully exemplifies traditional Japanese artistry. Although detailed biographical information about Kisaku is limited, his work speaks volumes about his skill and artistic vision.
This Kokeshi doll, with its splendid chestnut hue, is adorned with meticulously engraved chrysanthemum motifs on its kimono, presenting a delightful visual appeal. The kimono, painted in shades of autumnal red, is detailed with leaves of the Japanese maple tree, "Momiji," which are not only painted but also seemingly carved (?) into the wood, offering a tactile experience and depth to the visual charm.
The substantial size of this Kokeshi, standing at nearly 30cm, makes it a unique piece, especially considering its intricate detailing and the artist's reputation in the Kokeshi collector's world. It's not just a doll; it's a piece of Japanese culture and artistry, encapsulated in wood, waiting to be a part of your collection.