This is a rare Samurai kokeshi. This kokeshi is a rendition of the famous samurai Date Masamune (1567-1636), who was a regional ruler during the early edo period. Date Masamune was missing one eye and was therefore nicknamed 'dokuganryū -the one-eyed dragon of Oshu'. This kokeshi has the classic samurai helmet and armour. A must have!
Height: 29,5 cm Diameter foot: 5,4 cm Weight: 687 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: No (not the kokeshi itself, the box and nameplate have the hanko)
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item.