This is a spectacular set by no one less than Sansaku Sekiguchi. There tall design is a rare expression of Sansaku's work. Impressive for sure. Their bands give these kokeshi a very luxurious appearance. The birds make the tallest one very special.
Sansaku Sekiguchi was born in 1925 an he is the only certified Master of Creative Kokeshi by the Japanese Government. He even has his own museum in Gunma. He won numerous awards including three times the prestigious Prime Minister Award!!! His kokeshi are arguably among the most popular, and sought by collectors all over the world making them highly expensive. Sekiguchi-San passed away in 2018. His sons, Toa, Toshio and his daughter Izumi now also make kokeshi quite successfully winning many prices at contests.
Height: 65 cm and 67,5 cm Diameter foot: 9,8 cm and 10,7 cm Weight: 2208 g. and 3137 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. These two kokeshi are still in very good condition.