This is a Beautiful Vintage Kokeshi by Sansaku Sekiguchi. The kokeshi depicts an elegant lady with a refined hairstyle and nice hairpin. The kimono is simple yet sophisticated. There is a nice balance between simple design and eye for detail. The draping of the kimono is beautifully done as is the ribbon on the back of the doll. Very classy. This is a rare find and a great opportunity to add her to your collection or home interior.
Height: 58,5 cm Diameter foot: 18 cm Weight: 3311 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku - Gumma Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. She has a grey shade in her face.
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.