Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:00AM EDT - Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:00AM EDT
Japanese, late 19th-early 20th century. A Meiji period presentation handscreen painted with a flowering tree, by Haibara Naojiro (1846-1910), having a lacquered handle, mounted in its original folder from manufacturer; lg. 15.5 in.
Presented by Commander Baron S. Nishi of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and including his card. Shinrokuro Nishi was a Japanese military figure in the first part of the 20th century. He served as naval attaché to the Japanese legation in Washington, D.C. and was appointed in 1903 as the captain of the cruiser Kasagi. Nishi later served as both chief of staff and commanding officer of the Mako Guard District in Taiwan.