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Kokeshi Doll by Sekiguchi

$795.00

This kokeshi doll by Sekiguchi (1925-2018) is in mint condition. This very elegant kokeshi displays it’s most beautiful woodgrain with little adornment. Some indent and carving to accentuate her fringe and the line of her kimono. A sweet small face and hand detailed kanzashi hairdo and artist stamp on her lower back. She stands serenely on a dark plynth of wood. This kokeshi is 33cm tall

Sekaguchi passed away in 2018 but his family carry on with the tradition of making sasaku kokeshi in his own museum where he worked and lived. Sekaguchi was a winner of many awards, such as the Ministry of International Trade Industry Award in 1978, Prime Minister’s Award and many others.

Sekaguchi favoured dogwood for his pieces and used many types of motifs which include elements of festivals, nature especially clouds, cherry blossoms and the gingko leaf.

 

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