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Fri, Dec 2, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 192

Hermes Ballade de Heian Silk Scarf

Estimate: $300 - $500

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with pink border, geometric design and scenes inspired by Heian period Japan, titled in upper center, marked "Hermes - Paris" on bottom center, signed "N. Hidaka" in right column, tag reads "Made in France/100% silk/dry clean only", with Hermes box and scarf catalog, 34-1/2 x 35 in.

Note: "Composed with all the delicacy of harmonious music, the carr‚ expresses the elegance of the Heian period (from the eighth to the twelfth century), a fruitful era for the arts in Japan. Bordered by a traditional geometric design, the central tableau and the accompanying scenes pick up themes recurrent in Japanese prints: Mount Fuji in its clouds, travelers on horseback, in palanquins or in boats, accompanied by porters... Four medallions link the stylized flowers, patterns and typical fans found on kimonos. The abundance of cherry-trees, weeping willows, peonies and peach blossom, recalls the refined settings of Japanese gardens."

Provenance: Private Collection, Greenville, South Carolina


overall good condition, very slight fraying, stains, and pulling

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