Unique Japanese design fridge magnet plate 52 mm “Young lady blowing on a poppin”
This beautiful Japanese design magnet features Ukiyo-e print of a young woman portrait, turned to the left, blowing into a glass toy pipe. It is a reproduction of a woodcut by famous Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro. Utamaro was one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the Ukiyo-e genre, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or Bijin-ga. This magnet can be used as an original and functional decoration for your refrigerator or become a nice souvenir for special occasions. Use it to hold refrigerator notes, photos, dress up a school locker or simply make it a room or workspace decoration. Adds stylish fun to any room. Collect them, trade them. Great idea for a gift.
Diameter: 52 mm
Material: Pottery, porcelain and ceramic (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, plastics, etc.)
Did you know that the first refrigerator magnet patent was obtained by William Zimmerman only in the early 1970s’. Zimmerman patented the idea of small, colored, cartoon magnets to be used for decorative display and convenience. Before that nobody even knew such a thing, and now it can be found in everyone’s home!
Used to post items or simply as decoration, refrigerator magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and are popular among collectors – for example Louise J. Greenfarb of Henderson, Nevada, has over 32,000 different refrigerator magnets!
It is estimated that now magnets are used on at least 80% of household refrigerators and most households view their fridge door over 40 times per day.