A SUPERB 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY CASED SAMURAI SWORD exceptionally carved all over with figures within interiors and landscapes, flanked by insects upon an textured ground. 3ft 1ins long.
Golden Sun | 1878 | Kikuchi Yosai (Japanese, 1788-1878) | Meiji era | Ink, color, and gold on paper | Japan | Purchase from the Estate of Robert O. Muller with funds from the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund | Freer Gallery of Art | F2004.30
Silk ‘Furisode’ (long-sleeved kimono worn by young unmarried women). Meiji or Taisho periods (1868-1927), Japan. MET Museum (Met dates this garment at 1850-1950, which is very broad) (Gift of Mrs. Ray C. Kramer, 1958)