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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 472

    Anonymous

    Price Realised  

    Anonymous
    Four koban-sized egoyomi (calendar prints) from four different series (of twelve each), fine impressions, two slightly faded and toned, extensive use of blindprinting and application of metallic pigments (4)


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    These small erotic calender prints were non-commercial productions, often used as gifts around the New Year. Each series of twelve was generally presented in a beautiful printed wrapper. In the designs, one finds hidden numerical indications for the long and short months for the year to come. For example, in the mirror stand one finds the specific configuration for the year 1826.

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