KOSON -- "Mandarin Ducks in Snow"

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Title "Mandarin Ducks in Snow" ("Setchu no Oshidori")
Date undated, but 1935 per Blair (later edition, but pre-1957)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "6mm-seal" (used 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to background and feathers; light "gauffrage" to snow and male duck's head; very highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean front and backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Blair's "1936 Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #203; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #S-7.5 and cat# 148, pg 147.
Comments Colorful wintertime drake and female duck image.
Item # CG-965
Price $375 (Reserved-CMc)