This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. The deep carved lines on her head and body beautifully define the hair and kimono.
Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is as good as it gets! 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: 45,5 cm!! Diameter foot: 15,5 cm Weight: 6,9 kg. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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