This is a spectacular kokeshi by maybe one of the most famous kokeshi makers of all times. She wears a lovely kimono with beautiful leaves and an engraved band.
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: 48 cm Diameter foot: 8,3 cm Weight: 1634 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 some wear on her band. This is considered in her price.