Posted by dan johnson on June 03, 2002 at 04:04:56:
In Reply to: Re: Anyone ever seen one of these? posted by X (UNS) on June 02, 2002 at 19:51:04:
Thanks you for your kind reply. Now I don't feel so bad!
At $40 a print, it's probably a fair dealer price, but certainly not a great bargain. I am assuming there is damage to the prints from curling and creasing, due to the scroll format. Whether it's a bad, good or exceptional price really depends on that. A perfect specimen from this set might sell for between $100 and $250 at a gallery (that's expensive, as far as I'm concerned.) But condition and impression are everything, which is one reason I would NEVER buy if the images are this small. Condition and impression can be the difference between a $50 Hiroshige, a $500 and a $5000 copy of the very same print. With Chikanobu, there's not quite such a broad range, but for that very reason collectors aim for the best impressions and conditions and let the others, however cheap, go. So don't feel bad that you did. Complete sets are unusual, but individual prints from this set are not.
: : Thanks to you both for the replies.
: : it went for 995.00. I bid to about 725 or so.
: : In your expert opinions, do you think it was a buy
: : at 995.00?
: : Thanks,
: : Dan
: : Hi Dan,
: : : Hans Olof is right, this is a series of the Fashionable 24 Paragons of Filial Piety. Mounting prints on a scroll was one way of "preserving" them, in addition to the more commonly seen album.
: : : It should be noted though that this is NOT the original form of the print series, and that mounting in scroll form can create creasing and multiple folds marks, which is not good for the prints and diminishes value. In my opinion it's second only to the folding album that folds along the center halves of prints in perniciousness.
: : : Finally, Perry had come and gone over a generation before these prints were conceived, so they're not quite as old as this description would suggest.
: : :
: : :
: : : : Dan,
: : : : This is certainly not a mishmash of prints. As far as I can tell, it appears to be a complete ps - you're welcome mark kahn, kisses set of Chikanobu's Nijūshi-kō mitate-e awase (1881), that has been mounted on a scroll.
: : : : Best regards,
: : : : Hans Olof
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