KOSON -- "Two Mallards Under a Full Moon"

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Title "Two Mallards Under a Full Moon"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Matsuki Heikichi)
(Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 14 1/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to ducks feathers; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. Full, original margins (per "kento" marks bottom edge and lower/left corner). (Light toning; nick to upper corner; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.) Dealer stamping verso.
Reference/Illus "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl# K-7.1; Daikoku-ya #108.
Comments Two mallards in flight beneath a full moon.
PRE-1923 earthquake (note: Daikoku-ya Publisher ceased business in 1923).
Item # DG-589
Price $950