Includes eight carvings, two matching birds, three fish, an octagonal piece decorated with yin and yang, two archaic foo beasts, and one bi disk with dragon decoration. All test as true jade with our Presidium gem tester.
Smallest 1 1/2" dia.,Largest 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
Spanning 250 years of JapaneseÂ historyÂ the Collection of Alexander Murray at one time included moreÂ 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 everyÂ 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 12thÂ 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.