Overall very good condition. Light signs of patina from age. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Iron Articulated Snake, 20th Century, Japanese; $52,000 [Christie's 20 March 2013]
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Shunga are Japanese erotic images usually created in the form of ukiyo-e style woodblock prints. They were extremely popular amongst many levels of society and were collected by shoguns as well as housewives. At a time when artists were particularly interested in depicting urban life as a consistent theme, these images broadened collectors’ visions to a varied sexual life as well. Full of humor, fantasy and often fetish, Shunga images were popular until the early 20th century when photomechanical reproduction techniques gained prominenceInterested in consigning works by Japanese? Learn more »