Shotei -- "Revolving Lantern and Bell Flowers"

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Title "Revolving Lantern and Bell Flowers"
(given name)
Date ca1920's/30's (pre-1936)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to lantern and flowers; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors.
Clean backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus website #C-15; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #196.
Comments A delightfully cleverly image--showing an animated motion lamp powered by the candle inside. As the candle's heat rises, the carousel lantern turns on its center spindle--with the farmer and his dog endlessly chasing the firewood thief.
Item # BG-369
Price $675 (Sold)