During the Edo period (1615-1868), painting compositions often focused on seasonal flowers, such as the three depicted on these bookmarks. The delicate pink blossoms in The Old Plum
by Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1589–1651) proclaim the arrival of spring. The irises in Eight Bridges
by Ogata Korin (Japanese, 1658–1716) present a brilliant orchestration of colors and forms that seem to vibrate with sensuous beauty. The poppies in Red and White Poppies
by Kitagawa Sosetsu (Japanese, active 1639–1650) display an inspired composition of clusters of several unusual varieties of Japanese Poppies. Our bookmarks are designed to fold over the page for a firm hold.
Set of 3 bookmarks. Lacquered metal, with magnetic snap closure. 1 2/3'' x 3 1/2'' each.