This is a spectacular kokeshi by Inosuke! Where he normally makes kokeshi that are heavy, big and round, he also has slender designs like this one. This kokeshi is rich in detail and uses both painting and engraving techniques. The flower design makes her extra cute.
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: 39,5 cm Diameter foot: 10,3 cm Weight: 2444 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. She is worn.