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Crystal Glass The Great Wave Dome Paperweight

Crystal Glass The Great Wave Dome Paperweight

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Product code: MGS249

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This beautiful domed paperweight is made from crystal glass. The 'Great Wave' design by Hokusai Katsushika is visible under a clear dome. The paperweight is packaged in a sturdy lined box with bellyband. The dome has an 80mm diameter and a non-scratch base. The perfect stylish decoration for any home or office.

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This fantastic paperweight includes artwork from renowned artist Hokusai Katsushika. The Japanese artist was born in Edo as Tamekazu Nakajima. Adopted by the mirror maker Ise Nakajima, Hokusai was raised as an artisan, learning to engrave at an early age. By age 14, he served as an apprentice to a woodcarver, by age 18 he began studying ukiyo-e printmaking with Shunsho. Hokusai achieved great fame through his meisho-e (famous place pictures), such as the acclaimed series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833), which includes the iconic Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Hokusai’s woodblock prints incorporated Western perspective and daring composition into his landscapes. Hokusai revolutionized the Japanese landscape, capturing familiar locations with innovative techniques. In the 1820s, Prussian blue entered Japan through Dutch traders at Nagasaki. Hokusai was quick to explore this new pigment. This rich, opaque shade can be seen in Hokusai’s later woodblock prints, lending them a greater sense of depth than traditional colorants.

Additional Information

EAN-Barcode 5015278385068
ISBN No
For Anyone
SKU PAP506
Product Code MGS249
Brand The British Museum
Type Desk Accessories, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him
Qty in pack 1

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