This is a rare kokeshi by the famous award winning Sanpei Yamanaka. The kokeshi has a very cute but also powerful look. This is a nice opportunity to buy a rare piece by Sanpei.
Yamanaka-San was born in Yamagata and made creative kokeshi throughout his entire career. His kokeshi are really sought by collectors all over the world. He won the prestigious 'Prime Minister Award' in 1979.
Height: 9,5 cm Diameter foot: 11,3 cm Weight: 544 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. There is a small paint fragment missing from her hair.