KOSON -- "Mandarin Ducks in Snow" (#2)

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Title "Mandarin Ducks in Snow" ("Setchu no Oshidori")
Date Undated, but 1935 per Blair (later edition, 1957-89)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "7mm-seal"
(used 1957-89)
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; visible woodgrain in water left; 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 # LM-13
Price $325