This sosaku kokeshi is a very rare piece by Shozan Shido. She combines two types of wood in an elegant design with sharp topknot. We love this design so much as her face is also slightly tilted. Her dark body has engravings. What a precious piece.
Height: 66 cm Diameter foot: 9,5 cm Weight: 3962 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 cracks and some wear. Carefully look at the pictures. This is taken into account in her price.
Short Bio of Shido Shozan (1932 - 1995)
Shido Shozan was born in Oita prefecture in 1932. Originally, he was a traditional Yamagata artisan and attended the Chuo University in Tokyo. He later moved to Yonezawa which greatly influenced some of his designs to depict Yonezawa motifs. His later work also often uses the natural wood grain to bring out delicate and beautiful designs. Shido won numerous awards including 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. Shido-San passed away in 1995.