This is a Museum Quality Vintage Kokeshi by Sansaku Sekiguchi. This kokeshi depicts a child. She has two cute pigtails and her kimono is decorated with the traditional igeta pattern. The igeta pattern is a pattern similar to the symbol # and depicts a wellhead. It is a common motif and symbolizes life and good fortune. This is a rare find and a great opportunity to add her to your collection or home interior.
Height: 57 cm Diameter foot: 13 cm Weight: 3055 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku - Gumma Signed by the artisan: Yes
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Short Bio Sansaku Sekiguchi (1925 - 2018)
Sansaku Sekiguchi was born in 1925 and 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 amongst 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.