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THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF OLD JAPAN -- The Brass Ornament Dealer | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF OLD JAPAN -- The Brass Ornament Dealer

Photo by T. Enami, ca.1898-1905. View number S-405 from Enami's 3-D Catalog.

 

Another nice 3-D view of a storefront business. How long did it take to hand-color "metallic" views such as this, as realistically as possible ? Some say it took the colorists hours, as the looked under a magnifying glass, and used fine brushes....some as fine as a single hair.

 

Brass has a color similar to gold, and the tinting is correct.

 

Although the near-monochrome confusion of brass objects against a brown background does not initially catch the eye, once transformed by the stereoscope into a planetarium of orbiting objects suspended in space, the picture demands that you return to it again and again, perhaps to find a small moon that you missed...no matter how many times you've looked.

 

♥ HIGH-REZ VIEW FOR CLOSER EXAMINATION or DOWNLOADING : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2327829591/sizes/o/

 

www.t-enami.org

 

SEE MORE OF ENAMI'S CLASSIC IMAGES IN THIS FLICKr COLLECTION : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

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Uploaded on March 12, 2008