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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 311

6 Pre WWII Japanese Presentation Items, incl. Miniature Weapons

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Six (6) Pre World War II American-Japanese presentation items. 1st-2nd items: Pair (2) of miniature weapons, including one (1) Katana sword with a scabbard and one (1) Yumi or bow with arrows, both with decorative silk tassels and black lacquer stand with gilt trim. Both housed in a fitted wooden box with Japanese paper labels to exterior and interior. Weapons with stands ranging in size from 10 1/8" to 13" H x 2 3/4" W x 3 3/4" D. Box: 13 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W x 4 1/2" D. 3rd item: Red and orange polychrome painted wooden torii presented by the island of Miyajima, located in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay, likely a replica of the torii at the Itsukushima Shrine. Housed in a wooden box labeled "Compliment/Miyajima Town/Japan" with a typed label with English text. Torii: 5 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D. Box: 9 1/8" H x 6 3/8" W x 6 1/2" D. 4th-6th items: Three (3) assorted presentation items, including one (1) commemorative medal from the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce comprised of a red and white striped ribbon attached to metal hanger terminating in a drop with crossed Japanese and American flags and English text, and two (2) flags, one (1) American and one (1) Japanese. Medal housed in a padded wooden box with a paper label having Japanese and English text to interior of lid, stamped gilt English text to exterior of lid. Items ranging in size from 2" H x 2 3/8" W to 12" H x 6 3/4" W. All items with museum accession numbers, some with old paper labels.


All items in overall good condition with general surface wear to be expected from age. Boxes with natural age shrinkage, largest 11 3/4". 1st-2nd items: Katana blade with minor wear. Bases with minor losses to gilt trim. Box lid is slightly loose. 4th-6th items: Flags with light fraying.

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