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Young woman blowing a glass pipe, Kitagawa Utamaro
10€ silver coin colorized - Proof quality yeardate 2023

€95.00
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Weight 22.2 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 3000
Millésime 2023
Valeur faciale 10€
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe is a painting made by Utamaro Kitagawa in 1794. It is a woodblock print. This work is part of a series of "...
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Young woman blowing a glass pipe, Kitagawa Utamaro 10€ silver coin colorized Proof quality yeardate 2023
€95.00

    Description

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.

    Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe is a painting made by Utamaro Kitagawa in 1794. It is a woodblock print. This work is part of a series of " "Ten classes of women's physiognomy", produced between 1753 and 1806, in which Utamaro highlights the different personality traits of his models. It is part of the Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world", a Japanese artistic movement that spanned the 17th to 19th centuries. It depicts the life of models in major Japanese cities, teahouses, brothels and theatres.

    The obverse depicts one of Kitagawa Utamaro's works: Young Girl Blowing into a Glass Pipe, painted in 1794. The "chefs d’œuvre des musées“ (museum masterpieces) stamp that signs all the coins in this series has been added at the top right and blends in with the work. The particularity of the 10€ Silver is that it is coloured and in the background we can distinguish the dome of the library of the Guimet museum. The name of the work, the artist and the yeardate 2023 complete the display.

    The reverse is common to the series. It depicts several views of many major French museums. An interior view of the Musée d’Orsay, on the top left, is recognizable by its distinctive clock. Beside that is a view of the façade of the Louvre as seen from the Napoleon courtyard where the pyramid is located. Below these two elements, a fresco shows the Hôtel Salé, which houses the Picasso Museum. The lower portion of the reverse side features a view of the façade of Hôtel Biron, the current Rodin Museum, and above, the famous Centre Pompidou stairway. The face value and the words “République Française” are also inscribed on the reverse side.

    The Collection

    Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...

    The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists. 

    Engraver word
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    The persistence of memory
    Van Gogh

    Our craftman

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.