This is an exquisite Vintage Kokeshi by Sansaku Sekiguchi. This kokeshi could well be of his early period. The kokeshi depicts a modest yet elegant lady. The kimono is simple yet sophisticated. There is a nice balance between simple design, eye for detail and the natural wood. The collar is beautifully done with fragile golden flowers as decoration. This is a rare find and a great opportunity to add her to your collection or home interior. She certainy stands out at 60 cm!
Height: 60 cm Diameter foot: 10,7 cm Weight: 2695 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku - Gumma Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. The kokeshi has some stains and has aged beautifully.
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.