This kokeshi is by the famous artisan Inosuke Kobayashi who won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award with this design in 1979. She wears a lovely kimono with a rich flower design. She is titled 'flower garden'. What a stunning piece!
Inosuke Kobayashi is a Prime Minister Award Winning Kokeshi Artisan and his kokeshi are collected all over the world. Kobayashi was born in 1931 and died early in life. His date of passing is unknown.
Height: 31,5 cm Diameter foot: 9,7 cm Weight: 2036 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. This kokeshi has a dent on top of her hair and the box has seen better days.