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    Sale 5967

    Japanese Art & Design

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 161

    AN EMBROIDERED PICTURE

    SIGNED KATO, MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED PICTURE
    SIGNED KATO, MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Of a lion, embroidered in floss silks, with embroidered seal
    66cm. x 45cm.


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    Kato Rihei (1847-1986) came from a silk merchant family in Owari provenance, now called Aichi Prefecture. He carried out commissions for the Imperial Household during the Meiji period (1868-1912).

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    Provenance

    This embroidary was presented to an American family by Baron Hachisuka of Owari provenance.