Box, Seal in the Form of a Puppy, and Feather Surimono

by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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Box, Seal in the Form of a Puppy, and Feather Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Original Hokkei (1780 - 1850) Japanese Woodblock Print
Box, Seal in the Form of a Puppy, and Feather Surimono

Japanese Woodblock Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today.

Comments - Charming surimono design featuring a wooden box decorated with chrysanthemums that holds sticks of charcoal, and a seal in the form of a puppy next to a feather. Nicely detailed with embossing on the chrysanthemums. A rare original early surimono.

Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

Image Size - 7 3/8" x 6 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A couple small creases at edges.

Box, Seal in the Form of a Puppy, and Feather Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Box, Seal in the Form of a Puppy, and Feather Surimono by Hokkei (1780 - 1850)

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