by Gyokuen (active circa 1851 - 1875)
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. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.
Comments - Intriguing surimono print depicting an arrangement of fruit and vegetables atop an elegant footed lacquer stand. The stand features a beautiful design of cranes in flight, and is adorned with sprigs of greenery tied to each corner with white cord. Lovely embossed detail on the feathers of the birds, with soft green shading in the background. From a series of surimono reprints. published by Daito in 1931.
Artist - Gyokuen (active circa 1851 - 1875)
Image Size - 8 1/8" x 9"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small marks and a couple small indents. Please see photos for details. Good overall.