This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is beautifully shaped and she has the typical nose, lips and face Tatsuo gives to his dolls. The kokeshi is finished with a special layer of 'paint' that gives it a very subtle color scheme. Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is museum quality! The kokeshi is dated Showa 60 which corresponds to 1985.
Kato Tatsuo started making kokeshi in the 1960s and studied under master Sansaku Sekiguchi. He is very popular and a major award winning artisan.
Height: 36 cm Diameter foot: 18,5 cm Weight: 6,3 kg. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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