This rare and very tall kokeshi is titled has beautiful camellia flowers covered in snow painted on her. Made and signed by the multiple award winning, master Sato Suigai. He was born in 1920 in Gunma Prefecture which is home to many other famous creative kokeshi masters. He only began creative kokeshi at age 29 (1949). Suigai is actually not his real name, it’s a pseudonym taken from his teacher Mr. Suiun Komuro who taught him Japanese painting.
Height: 53cm (20.8 inches).
In mint condition. Comes with the original box!