Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 10:00 am CST
LOT #224

Japanese Meiji Period Ukiyo-e Triptych Assortment

(3) sets of (3) Oban-sized woodblock prints, late 19th century, including Toyohara Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838-1912) “Phoenix Boat and Emperor”, depicting the Emperor and Empress Meiji viewing the cherry blossoms from a boat, and “Celebration Party of the New Palace”, depicting the royal couple and guests having a banquet in Western dress; as well as Utagawa Kunisada III (Japanese, 1848-1920) “Incarnation of a Butterfly”, depicting Kabuki actors on stage; each triptych in a wood frame under glass, information labels to each verso

Estimate: $300 - $500

Hammer Price: $350

Property From: a Chicago, Illinois (Gold Coast) collector

Dimensions: Height: 14 inches, Width: 27 3/4 inches; Frame Height: 19 1/8 inches, Frame Width: 32 inches

Condition: Very Good, buckling; toning; some prints may be trimmed close to image; adhesive stains to "Phoenix Boat" at edges; adhesive stains to upper corners of "Celebration"; some wear and paint loss to frames

Disclaimers: not examined out of the frames

Shipping: Leonard Auction will directly ship this lot.

Sales Tax: Illinois (8.000%), Kansas (6.500%), New Jersey (6.625%), Pennsylvania (6.000%), Washington (10.500%)

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