This is a spectacular kokeshi by Yuji Watanabe. This is a rather rare kokeshi given Yuji's classic detailed and rich kimono designs. She is very natural. She is special! The face of the kokeshi and overall design is still very recognizable as his work.
Yuji is part of a well known kokeshi artisan family. He is the son of the famous Masao Watanabe and the father of Kunihiko Watanabe. His kokeshi are arguably amongst the most popular and sought by collectors all over the world making them highly expensive.
Height: 14 cm Diameter foot: 12 cm Weight: 642 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 a tiny dent in her face and has aged beautifully. The kokeshi stand is included in her price.