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1883 Japanese Fabric Design Orihon Chromolithograph - ORIGINAL OJ1
1883 Japanese Fabric Design Orihon Chromolithograph - ORIGINAL OJ1

1883 Japanese Fabric Design Orihon Chromolithograph - ORIGINAL OJ1

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This is an original 1883 chromolithograph with two lovely examples of Japanese fabric designs of silk and gold. The design on the left is from the cover or binding of an orihon, or folded book, and consists of birds and flowers in a geometrical pattern. The fabric pattern on the right consists of flowers, leaves, and dragons arranged in horizontal rows. These fabulous designs are printed throughout with gold ink which, unfortunately, does not show up well in our digital capture, appearing dull brown. Therefore, we have provided another digital image which shows the gold ink better, but does not capture the rich background as well. Please see both images.

Period Paper has obtained an exquisite collection of Japanese art prints and art plates (including color prints; halftone prints; heliogravures; and chromolithographs). Printed in 1883-1884 these prints and plates come from No. 231 of a limited edition printing of 500. This is truly a rare collection for the connoisseur of Japanese art. (Please note: many of the plates are accompanied by a page, or more, of descriptive text which will be included with the item.)

CONDITION

This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is a moderate crease in the bottom left corner of the outer border and some light surface rub, also in the outer border, which do not affect the image.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Other
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 16 inches; 28 x 41 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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