Posted by Geoff Dunn on June 16, 2001 at 21:16:00:
In Reply to: Re: Shigenaga repro? posted by John Fiorillo on June 15, 2001 at 21:50:38:
: Geoff,I'm not sure what conclusion you've reached - are you saying that just because your print has 'urushi' (by the way, it's more likely sumi mixed with glue to imitate lacquer), you've concluded it is genuine? That could be a mistake, as there are plenty of reproductions employing glue printing. I hope you have an original, as it would be a wonderful and rare find, but you should verify your print by comparison with an original or show it to an expert.John
Do you know of anywhere in the SF Bay that has an original on display? I am by no means an expert and am operating from a comparison with Sadao Kikuchi "Treasury" b&w #179. For further details, the "lacquer" has tiny textile detailing in it, the paper has an irregular margin, a centerfold, and it appears to have once had a backing that has since been removed. I know you can't say 'yay' based on this but are any of these a giveaway 'nay'?
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