8 - 9 June 2004
KUBO SHUMMAN (1757-1820)
From the series Choko sammei no uchi, a large lacquer box filled with fish, and decorated with a design of koto bridges (probably the symbol of a poetry circle), and a set of wrapped chopsticks on a yellow table beside a pale green Chinese pot of flowers, decorated with a dragon which may refer to the year of the dragon (1820), poem by Shofudai, sealed Shumman, very fine impression, good colours with extensive use of coloured powders, mica, gauffraging and burnishing
Shikishiban surimono: 8¼ x 7in. (20.5 x 18.0cm.)
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Surimono, Japanische Gluckwunschblatter, Prints from the Gerhard Schack Collection Hamburg, Austellung in der Overbeck-Gesellschaft, (Lubeck, 1969), p. 24.
Another design from this exceedingly rare set of three is illustrated in Egoyomi and Surimono, Prints from the Werner Schindler Collection, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Geneva, 1983), p. 24.
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