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Edo Period circa 1800 purple silk brocade Kesa textile, hand-woven with rich gold thread flowers throughout, measuring 44 inches by 44 inches (est.  $1,500-$2,500).

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, October 26th


Part of the astounding single-owner collection of Alexander Murray of New York City, including more than 50 pieces of one-of-a-kind, hand-made textiles spanning 250 years of Japanese history, will come up for bid at an auction scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Cranston, Rhode Island gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. The Murray collection at one time featured more than 1,000 pieces, including kimono, obi, theatrical costumes and kesa from the Edo, Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods. The offerings in the Bruneau catalog represent 52 exquisite examples. Also offered will be over 250 Japanese scroll paintings and over 20 bronze and iron antique Buddha figures. The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York featured these very kimonos as part of its Lethal Beauty Exhibit of Samurai Weapons and Armor from October 12th through January 4th, 2015. The Nippon Gallery in New York City exhibited the offered collection of kimonos as part of its Essence of Kimono exhibition in July and August of 2013. The textiles collection is unmatched in its breadth and diversity, representing every type of weaving, dyeing and decorative technique in silk, cotton, hemp, ramie and wool. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Saturday, October 26th auction, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
63 Fourth Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island

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