Antique Print of the Mythical 'Howo' above the Kiri, Japan

Productnr.: BG-10407

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Untitled print, Section IV, plate VI. This chromolithograph the mythical Howo flying above the Kiri (Paulownia imperiales) . The article represented on the plate is the lid of a black lacquer box. Detailed information about this print available on request.

This print originates from the first volume of 'The ornamental arts of Japan' by G. Audsley. The exquisite plates were published by Sampson, Low & Co., and printed by Lemercier & cie., Paris. This grand work has been hailed as the most beautiful art book of the late 19th century. It contains text and plates in nine sections on painting, embroidery, textiles, lacquer, incrusted work, metal-work, cloisonné enamel, modeling and carving, and heraldry, With extensive notes on unpaginated leaves opposite each plate.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1882

Overall size: 41.2 x 29.4 cm.