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Antique Japanese Shunga " Pillow Book", Mid 19th C.

Antique Japanese Shunga " Pillow Book", Mid 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 1229717

Please refer to our stock # 4362 when inquiring.
 $1,200.00
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Japanese erotic (shunga) "pillow book", mounted with eleven color woodblock prints in chuban size. Depicting scenes of amorous lovers, designed by an artist of the Utagawa School in early Meiji period. The accordion bound volume with figured silk covers and title slip, the plates lavishly printed with gaufrage, shomen-zuri and silver pigments. Condition: please look at the photos carefully being part of the condition report. The prints are more or less stained. Along the fold: one is torn in two, the others sometimes with tears. The book is out of shape, the silk covers are worn. Dimension leporello closed: 21.6 cm x 14 cm, prints: 19 cm x 25.2 cm.