A RARE ENAMEL ADVERTISING SIGN FOR THÉ DE CHINE, AFTER A WOODCUT BY OHARA KOSON …
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A RARE ENAMEL ADVERTISING SIGN FOR THÉ DE CHINE, AFTER A WOODCUT BY OHARA KOSON

A RARE ENAMEL ADVERTISING SIGN FOR THÉ DE CHINE, AFTER A WOODCUT BY OHARA KOSON France, c. 1912 Enamel on sheet iron. Depicting a cockatoo perched on a fruiting pomegranate branch, enameled in shades of white, pink, blue, green and brown on a black ground. Central suspension hole to the top. Facsimile signature and seal for Ohara Koson. Bottom-right corner with the mark ‘Vitracier Japy’. SIZE 36.9 x 25.1 cm WEIGHT 921 g Condition: Overall good condition with wear. Scratches and losses to enamel as visible in the images provided. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design, 2006, lot 185. Auction comparison: Compare a closely related enamel advertising sign, executed by Vitracier Japy, for Thé De Chine, depicting Ohara Koson’s woodcut Cockatoo and Pomegranate, at Micky Waue Auktions GmbH, 39th Advertising Auction Part 2, 12 December 2020, Friedrichsdorf, lot 673 ( sold for EUR 14,000). Compare a closely related enamel advertising sign, executed by Vitracier Japy, for Thé De Chine, depicting Ohara Koson’s woodcut Cockatoo and Pomegranate, at Dorotheum, 10 May 1994, Vienna, ( sold for ÖS 1,000,000 or approx. EUR 143,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing), described as the only example known thus far and dated circa 1912.

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A RARE ENAMEL ADVERTISING SIGN FOR THÉ DE CHINE, AFTER A WOODCUT BY OHARA KOSON

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