||KOSON (Shoson OHARA)
||"A Pair of Macaws"
(early Second Edition printing)
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman
Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
||"C-seal" (lower/right margin)
(used only 1929-42)
||9 1/2 x 14 1/8
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing)
to foliage and bird's feathers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
(Couple small red "ink flaws" lower center.)
Very clean front and verso.
(Soft creasing lower/left corner; few scattered marks; light wear.)
||Watanbe 1936 Catalogue #T36-184; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S36.5.
||A colorful pair of macaws set against a bright yellow background. Strikingly
similar to Sozan's tall/narrow 1920's
"Two Macaws" design.
Rarely seen full "oban" format.
||Reduced Special $460