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Experience:  Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have inherited 4 Japanese water colour paintings but

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Hi. I have inherited 4 Japanese water colour paintings but cannot find anything about them online. Can you help?

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the art,
signatures if any and back of completed framing for any writing or labels.
Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I will attach pictures showing the stamps/signatures. One picture is obviously sideways and one upside down (bird diving). If you need more detail please let me know. Thanks

1) Monkey , a 1920-1930 Japanese woodblock print by artist Ohara Shosun (also spelled Kosun, 1877-1945)

having a value of $300.

2) Diving Bird, a 1920-1930 Japanese woodblock print by artist Ohara Shosun, having a value of $200.

3) Koi/Carp, a circa 1940 Japanese woodblock print in the shishikiban format (square) by an unknown artist, value of $40.

4) Doves/pigeons, a circa 1895 woodblock print in the shishikiban format (square) by Japanese artist Ogata Gekko (1859-1920) with a value of $90

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I forgot to add these examples of two of them so that you can see yours are prints and how yours have faded with time and exposure to sunlight.

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