Antique 19th C Asian Woodblock Print by Shachihoko
Antique Asian Japanese woodblock print. Hand colored original 19th century woodblock Japanese print illustrating a group of Samurai warriors in a street scene. This vintage castle scene shows a shachihoko (mythical creatures with a dragon head and a fish body) on the tower roof ridge a Japanese castle. Shachihoko were signs of the prestige and authority of the castle lord, and were thought to protect the castle from fire. I cannot identify the series that this original work is from but it is an original period piece from the 19th century.
This vintage Japanese print would make a great addition to your vintage asian artwork collection, or a great unique housewarming or birthday gift.. This would make a great graduation gift framed for an art or Asian studies major.
Print measures 14 inches long by 9.75 inches wide.
In fair condition with signs of use commensurate with age. Two of the sides have been clipped, there are small tears on the edges of the print, some creasing on the top left and some staining on the print (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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