Geese, Ducks and Water birds Page 3


Goose flying into reeds. A wonderful painting with great movement and detail to the goose. With artists own box. 190

Flying  South. With Box 245.

This is one of my favourite images of Geese. I love the detail and professionalism of this painting.
The style is very typically Japanese and a truly perfect example of Sumie, ink painting.

After some research, I will have the artists name and translation of the Haigu after Christmas.



Ibis and Iris 1900 art nouveau style of painting1900 71.8x21.6 A very well painted scroll with a fine elegant hand. 190

1: An extremely beautiful scroll suitable for Bonsai Display. Wild Duck &Iris 54x27 138x67.4 with Box 175


  3: Koka 'Blue Kamo' 52x28

Yamamura Koka

(Toyonari, 1885-1942) 

hanging scroll,
handpainted on silk; signed Koka

ca. early Showa Period

Including Box

Nihon Shishu No-Gan
Embroidered Goose c1850

The technique of hand embroidery onto a silk painting is a very old art in Japan and China. This is a field goose (No Gan) and the technique of Japanese Embroidery (Nihon Shishu) is the application.

Japanese embroidery (nihon shishu in Japanese) is an embroidery technique that goes back more than one thousand years. It uses intricate patterning, silken and golden threads, and traditional symbolic motifs worked on fine silk fabrics. In its early stages, and in contrast to the functional aspect of Sashiko embroidery, Japanese embroidery was reserved for decorating items used during religious ceremonies.

Over time, as shishu developed its own unique Japanese qualities and characteristics as opposed to traditional Chinese Embroidery,, it took on a more artistic purpose that reflected in the art of Japan. During the early stages shishu was only available to a selected group; only the highest ranks of society could afford such costly work. However, after a thousand years of abundance, this cultural heritage was revived amongst hand stitching enthusiast and became available to a wider audience as in this early example.

49.8cm by 165.5cm / 19.6" by 65.1"
Jiku-roller ends : Bone.
Technique : Embroidered. and painted on silk with a silk covered box, 145

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