Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Fukusuke Dolls in a Treasure Ship
Comments - Interesting image of a boy and girl in a Treasure Ship at New Year's. The childlike figures in this print are styled after the traditional China dolls known as "fukusuke," which are considered lucky. The girl is called Fukujo and the boy is Fukusuke. Many lucky objects that start with "fu" are featured, such as the "fukujuso" or pheasant's eye plant that the girl is holding, a "fude" or writing brush just above her head, a "fugu" or puffer fish in the water, and Mt. Fuji on the sail. A charming design.
Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal and vertical folds. Small tear at edge, a few small holes, repaired. Toning, slight creasing and soiling. Please see photos for details.