Shotei -- "Revolving Lantern and Bell Flowers" (#2)

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Title "Revolving Lantern and Bell Flowers"
(given name)
Date ca1924 (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; visible "woodgrain" to background; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to flowers; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Amazingly strong, fresh colors.
Clean backside. (Couple minor surface scratches; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus website #C-15; Ota Folk Museum Catalogue #246; 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. A RARELY seen print.
Item # DG-971
Price $675 (Sold/AK)