GOSEI (fl. ca. 1804-1844) Teapot and cup. (Sold)
Artist: HOTEI GOSEI (active ca.1804-1844)
Subject: Teapot and cup
Description: A metal teapot (tetsubin) shaped as an eggplant and a semi transparent cup on a red cloth. The eggplant is associated with the New Year First Dream (hatsuyume) and is adapted, as a decorative shape, in various kind of Japanese objects. Iron tetsubin like the one depicted in this surimono were not uncommon.
Signature: Gosei hitsu, artist’s seals Go-Sei.
Date: ca. 1810.
Publisher: Privately published
Size: Kokonotsugiriban surimono, 13,8x18,4 cm.
Medium: Woodblock color print with blind printing and metallic pigments.
Literature: Illustrated in our catalog, Surimono. Poetic Images in Japanese Prints. New Acquisition June 2022, no. 30. Another impression is illustrated in Schmidt, Steffi and Setsuko Kuwabara. Surimono. Kostbare Japanische Farbholzschnitte aus dem Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1990. , cat. no. 13.
Remarks: Provenance: seal of Albert Maroni on recto, unidentified collector’s seal on verso.
Conditions: Good impression, color and conditions.
Item no: D 377