Hand-Carved Cherrywood Woodblock -- "Geisha of the Gion District"

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Artist Unknown.
Title "Geisha of the Gion District"
(given name)
Date Taisho or early-Showa Era (ca1910 to early 1930's).
Provenance Found in a tiny Kyoto antique store (October 2003).
Series A variety of "Scenes of Kyoto."
Publisher Unknown--however, likely of Kyoto area.
Seal, Carver/Printer Unknown artisan.
Image Size Block size: Approx 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 (x 3/4 thick).
Impression Very Fine. Block's front "black key-block" face showing. (Uncarved backside.)
Condition Very Good to Excellent.
(Normal printing wear, but in remarkably fine condition.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Quite an unusual find. An early, hand-carved cherrywood woodblock--Taisho or early Showa period carving. Seldom available.
Item # BG-455
Price $225 (Sold)