Exceptional Framed Meiji Embroidery


  • £2,000.00
  • €2,217 Euro
  • $2,139 US Dollar

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Exceptional Framed Meiji Embroidery

A large framed embroidery from Meiji Japan (1868 - 1912) featuring a family of hens amongst Peonies, the expert use of negative space making it reminiscent of the best Kacho-e woodblock prints.

An exceptional example. The Japanese textile artists of this period have never been surpassed, and this piece is of the highest quality. A wonderful, charming composition executed with astonishing skill. The huge range of colours and techniques employed in the rendering of the birds and flowers make them burst from the silk into three dimensional life, the stitches flowing like paint.

The piece is well presented, with a generous mount lined with gold silk and an attractive frame in red and gold. Covered with plexiglass.

117cm x 84cm (46 x 34 inches) inclusive of frame.

Condition: Some staining to the silk ground, some pulled threads to the embroidery, the worst affected area just above the hens head on the cockerels flank. Overall the embroidery is in excellent condition. The frame has a small knock to the left corner, and a larger area of loss to the veneer on the right bottom edge. Some surface scratches to the plexiglass, difficult to see. Please see images, there are more here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TdJFEqgQIiPOFpZdp8xDqYJr0tJENlBv/view?usp=sharing

UK Mainland shipping is £75 by dedicated courier. Please contact for international shipping price


  • H: 117cm (46.06in)
  • W: 84cm (33.07in)


circa 1880

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Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.


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