Arts and Designs of Japan
October Selection October 2019

Artist Toyokuni II
Title Courtesan lighting her pipe in a hibachi
Series Shinsei Nishikide Choko – Newly Produced Colored Porcelain Sake Cups
Date c. 1825
Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi
Format Oban (10 1/4" X 15 1/4")
Comment Signed Toyoshige
Pristine color, untrimmed
Lovely scene of a courtesan reclining by a desk with books and writing implements. The sake cup is painted with a design of bats.
Price $1100.
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