A Japanese exbroidered hanging
Lot 2070W
An exhibition silk embroidered hanging By Asakura Sentaro, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Japanese exbroidered hanging
Lot Details
An exhibition silk embroidered hanging
By Asakura Sentaro, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Strikingly embroidered in various shades of grey, green, pink, blue and white silk and gold wrapped thread with a bucolic landscape of houses nestled into rolling hills with a profusion of foliage and birds situated beneath the imposing presence of Mt Fuji, the background and gold details in couched gold thread, the design wrought in satin and chain stitch, signed in the lower left corner in two embroidered cartouches Kiyomizu [] gashi and Asakura Sentaro shusho; framed and glazed
62 1/2in (158.75cm) high

Footnotes

  • The combination of couched gold thread and silk embroidery in the execution of this wall hanging adds a richness and depth to the pastoral design. The aesthetic of the decoration is very much in Western taste and this textile was most probably made for an exhibition.
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