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Edo Period Hand Embroidered Uchikake Kimono

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Lot 0021 Details

Description
Japan,Circa 1810
Hand woven rust silk satin kimono with dainty hand decorated embroidered cherry blossoms, gold leaf, and gold couching. 52" wingspan x 24" across x 67" length
Silk

Has two calligraphy marks inside.
Spanning 250 years of Japanese history the Collection of Alexander Murray at one time included more than one thousand pieces of one-of-a kind, hand-made textiles comprised of kimono, obi, theatrical costumes and kesa from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods. The offering in our catalog represent 52 exquisite examples, the best of the best of his collection. Unmatched in its breadth and diversity, representing every type of weaving, dyeing, and decorative techniques in silk, cotton, hemp, ramie and wool. The Katonah Museum of Art featured these exact kimonos as part of their Lethal Beauty Exhibit of Samurai Weapons and Armor from October 12th through January 4th, 2015. The Nippon Gallery in New York City exhibited the offered collection of kimonos as part of their Essence of Kimono exhibition in July & August 2013.
Condition
Wear along the hems, minor losses to gold leaf, consistent with age and use, otherwise very good condition. Please refer to photographs.
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Edo Period Hand Embroidered Uchikake Kimono

Estimate $500 - $800Oct 26, 2019
Starting Price $250
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