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Sato Koson Kokeshi

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These two creative Kokeshi were early additions to my growing collection. The larger one, measuring 12 3/4" high, was my first "really tall" Kokeshi. The other is 9 1/2". They are both signed Koson. Though the body shapes are not like the other Kokeshi I have seen attributed to Sato Koson, and the signatures don't look like the same hand to me, I believe that they are both by him. All the Kokeshi of his that I've seen have a unique smile, and he repeats the motifs of a flower, or leaves, or a hair ribbon, in a recognizable style. As I've said before, a lot of my identification is by matching patterns and by guess. If I'm totally off the wall, please feel free to let me know and I'll make corrections. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy seeing the dolls. What I love about these two in particular is the beautiful, open, smiling face of the larger one, and the delicately incised curling vine on the smaller one.