About Hokusai Espresso Cup and Saucer – Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832)
This beautiful Goebel fine bone china Hokusai Espresso Cup with Saucer includes gold leaf decoration, and it displays the masterwork “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1829-1832) by the Japanese Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai.”The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” is an ukiyo-e woodblock print, part of a series titled Thirty-Six Views Of Mount Fuji as the first print of the series. Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e (translates to “Pictures of the fleeting world”) prints reflect scenes of landscapes, and individuals engaging in everyday life activities and leisure. Care instructions: Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration. Ukiyo-e was a movement of Japanese genre painting which emerged during the Tokugawa period of the 16th and 17th centuries to satisfy popular taste, in particular among the artisan and trading classes. The earliest pictures of this class were panoramic scenes of contemporary city life painted by the masters of the Tosa and Kano Schools but often unsigned. The movement had a long and intricate development, from the ‘primitive’ like Moronobu through the whole range of book illustration and portraiture to the landscape masterpieces of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Appreciation began with European enthusiasts, to whom the flat decorative color and expressive pattern came as a revelation. Japanese prints first came to Europe in the 19th century and made an impression by their novelty. Their artistic quality was recognized by the Impressionists and since that time their impact on many contemporary movements”Les Nabis, Post-impressionists, Art Nouveau” and many more. More details on Hokusai Espresso Cup and Saucer – Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832):
- Dimensions: 4.7″ L x 4.7″ H x 3.14″ W. inches
- Weight: 1.5 lbs (est)
- Material: Fine bone china, Gold-leaf decorations.
- Additional Features: Espresso cup includes saucer, with gold-leaf decorations.
- Care Instructions: Recommended to clean by hand with a mild cleanser to preserve the brilliant colors and gold decoration.