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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 221

    IMAO KEINEN (1845-1924)

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    IMAO KEINEN (1845-1924)
    a set of four large albums 'Pictures of Birds and Flowers', each album printed in sumi and colour with plates depicting a variety of birds and flowers found in the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, published Kyoto 1892, each with collectors book plate to inside of cover MARIAN CESILIA WHITEHEAD, and with accompanying letter attached to the inside of the outer cover of the set, the letter dated Dec 24th 1900; and five smaller albums, three containing textile designs and two armour. (9)

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    The letter accompanying the set of four albums reading:
    No.2 Schiban-chu, Kojiwachi, Dec 24th 1900
    Dear Mrs Whitehead
    Here I send you 4 books of the birds and flowers of Japan which newly published by celebrated painted Imao. Please accept it with my compliments and I wish you a very happy christmas.
    Michiuori S. Nagasaki

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