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You're welcome! Maybe befriending someone of Japanese heritage might help to tell you more about Kokeshi. "It started with a bottle." Lol. I recall seeing a Lalique dragonfly. I think it was origin...
I've just viewed the doll you asked about . I'm nothing if not honest. I have no idea as to the worth of such a piece. There are so many traditional dolls like this, and because of their similarity, I...
By the way; I'm not decrying modern kokeshi dolls. Many are very beautiful. Bargains can be had by looking on auction sites and buying pre-owned dolls. But beware of "vintage sosaku doll. Circa 1980, ...
The easiest way to tell the difference is by the price! Sosaku/Creative dolls cost so much more. The carving, painting and pyrography is of a much higher level. I'm not sure how many of each of these ...
This doll is not a creative Kokeshi, but a modern (shingata), or contemporary doll, though the original would possibly have been a one off, or creative Kokeshi. Creative Kokeshi (sosaku), are unique ...