03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00 AMCalender
445A

Japanese Silk Needlework Depicting the Massachusetts State Seal

 
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Japanese Silk Needlework Depicting the Massachusetts State Seal, H. Imamura, embroiderer, Nagasaki, Japan, early 20th century, polychrome silk and gilt embroidery threads on a black silk panel, above a printed paper maker's label inscribed "Nagasaki, Japan, H. Imamura, Embroiderer," 20 x 22 1/2 in., in a later frame.

Note: This silk needlework was commissioned by a Massachusetts sailor in Japan in memory of his home state.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Recently archivally framed.

Keywords

Japan, Nagasaki, sailor, Massachusetts