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 - Beautiful surimono of a sake kettle and shallow red lacquer cup for celebrating the New Year. Delicate embossed detail outlines the filmy white cloth surrounding the cup, and the kettle features a detailed pattern on the handle and spout done in metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone. An attractive image.
Artist - Gakutei (1786 - 1868)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 7"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at top corners and bottom center from previous mounting. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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