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. She is beautifully decorated with flowers filled with traditional Japanese patterns. They even grace her hair as well. Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is museum quality!
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: 38 cm Diameter foot: 16,5 cm Weight: 5,9 kg. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item. She has two small dents.