This kokeshi is an exclusive work by the famous Inosuke Kobayashi. Where he normally makes kokeshi that are heavy, big and round, he also has slender designs like this one. This kokeshi is simple yet very sophisticated. Details are made using both painting and engraving techniques.
Inosuke Kobayashi is a Prime Minister Award Winning Kokeshi Artisan and his kokeshi are collected all over the world. Kobayashi was born in 1931 and died early in life. His date of passing is unknown.
Height: 29,5 cm Diameter foot: 8,2 cm Weight: 1096 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. The kokeshi has a couple of dents.