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Hilarious. Well played.
It's a very nice chair but that seems a little extreme.
This is exactly why I look for pre-war works. I think the sweet spot is slightly earlier than that say, 1890-1920. Before that date and they start to get expensive. After 1920 or so, and especially post-war, the quality goes way down and you start to get industrial production methods, less-skilled workmanship, poor quality materials and more garish designs.But in that sweet spot you can find some beautiful work. At the end of the nineteenth century, the traditional...
I suppose it is common, in a sense. This particular motif is something that virtually every Japanese household would have owned. Most houses would have several different scrolls and would rotate them depending on the seasons, etc. Only one would be hung at a time and it would hung in a particular place, the tokonoma, which was a sort of centrally-located alcove in the main room of the house. The one you are looking at is a stylized theme that would be hung for birthdays,...
Some of these are great. Can you really buy them from the site? I can't get it to show any prices or ordering info. Plus, I'm having trouble believing that they have an original of "Under the Wave Off Kanagawa" for sale.
Haha. Henry Sotheran was one of the places I was thinking of when I mentioned that the woodblock prints I had seen were quite expensive. The older ones run a couple of thousand pounds. More for actual antiques.BTW, SG, you should be aware that "the floating world" is essentially a euphemism for brothels. Journeyman's prints are probably stunning in more ways than one.
Very interesting to hear. Does this shop have a website? Do they ship?I have never looked for woodblock prints in Japan. In the places I have seen them outside of Japan they were quite expensive.On the other hand, now that I think about it, I have had a good laugh at Japanese scrolls hanging in galleries going for 20 times what you can find them for from less exalted sources, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised.Pro Tip: An antique tsuru matsu scroll makes an awesome -- and...
Unless there is some particular one you are looking for, let me suggest an alternative: Japanese scrolls.These come in various qualities but the antique ones are uniformly of excellent workmanship. The best ones are painted on silk but even the ones on paper are spectacular because the paper used was of a quality that no longer exists today. Acid free isn't even the half of it. These scrolls are still made and used today but the modern ones are (mostly) a pale imitation of...
Very, very impressive.Did you make the legs or did you find them already done? How are they attached? They are so delicate. Are you concerned they might be at risk of splaying?
This is such a beautiful, heartfelt, SanFo story that I just had to share it here. One of the highlights,Hold It!
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