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A large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagleA large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagle

A large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagle,
worked in a cream, brown and black palette with gold thread highlights, showing a sea eagle perched on a rocky outcrop scanning the frothing waves beneath him for fish, within a black brocade border decorated with dragon roundels, modern frame. Japanese, c1890.

Footnote: Sea eagles are associated with strength and power and feature widely in Japanese works of art. The Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition ‘Threads of Silk and Gold, Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan’, 2012, p105 shows two embroideries on this subject.

Item ID:412

HEIGHT
73.75" (187 cm)
WIDTH
56" (142 cm)
STYLE
Asian Art
PERIOD
Late 19th Century
THEME
Asian
GENRES/SPECIALTIES
Japanese Art

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    A large Meiji period silk embroidery of a sea eagle

    £48,500 GBP   ~ $61,795 USD