This is a lovely Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Sansaku Sekiguchi. This elegant Kokeshi has a lovely red kimono with some engraved leaves. This doll is a rendition of a princess. She is in very good condition and comes with her original box.
Height: 15 cm Diameter foot: 8,6 cm Weight: 800 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku - Gumma Signed by the artisan: Yes
Please look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of the item.
Short Bio Sansaku Sekiguchi (1925-2018)
Sansaku Sekiguchi was born in 1925 and he is the only certified Master of Creative Kokeshi by the Japanese Government. He even has his own museum in Gunma. He won numerous awards including three times the prestigious Prime Minister Award!!! His kokeshi are arguably amongst the most popular, and sought by collectors all over the world making them highly expensive. Sekiguchi-San passed away in 2018. His sons, Toa, Toshio and his daughter Izumi now also make kokeshi quite successfully winning many prices at contests.