KOSON -- "Two Goldfish"

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Title "Two Goldfish"
(given name)
Date c1910-23
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death (via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Daikoku-ya (Tokyo publisher, 1818-1923)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 14 1/2 ("tanzaku")
(13 3/8 to top of block-set)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to lotus and waves; distinctly visible woodgrain in background; crisp key-lines, much fine detailing. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso bottom. Full original margins (per "kento mark" lower/right and "block-set crease" (near top).
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted. Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus #AK-21 in 2010 Edition of "Crows, Cranes, and Camellias" reference (previously not shown in 2001 "CCC" reference).
Comments A previously uncatalouged Koson image of two reddish goldfish. Rarely seen.
Item # EG-027
Price $950