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 - Lovely surimono illustration of flower arranging, with a lacquer tray holding blossoms and a pair of scissors on the floor nearby. A porcelain teapot holds water, and an arrangement has been started in a vase with a sprig of pine and small white blossoms. A beautiful, traditional still life scene, nicely detailed.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 6 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details.
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