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Miniature; Japanese House

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Date
1870 – 1890
Material
wood; paper
Catalogue Number
105.02.0120
Description
Traditional Japanese house model. 2 storey wood construction which disassembles into 10 pieces. The rectangular base is raised slightly above ground level by a narrower under base. 12 wood and paper, and 2 wooden lattice work sliding panels open up to verandas on each level, front and back. 1 hinge…
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Title
Miniature; Japanese House
Date
1870 – 1890
Material
wood; paper
Dimensions
21.8 x 19.7 x 27.3 cm
Description
Traditional Japanese house model. 2 storey wood construction which disassembles into 10 pieces. The rectangular base is raised slightly above ground level by a narrower under base. 12 wood and paper, and 2 wooden lattice work sliding panels open up to verandas on each level, front and back. 1 hinged door of wood and paper in front, roof is peaked with exterior ride pole and no decoration. The 2 sides of the roof are held together by a piece of tape which acts like a hinge. Inside a raised platform spans the width and 3/4 the length of the main floor. The second floor is made from a single thin slab of wood. "Made in Japan" is stamped onto tape on roof, both bases, the second floor, the front and back walls and the free standing partition. Upper middle class house for family of 4 or 8. Upstairs, sleeping quarters, 6 or 4 separate rooms divided by sliding, removable) doors, 2 rooms used for sleeping , 2 or 3 per room. 1 room reserved for special living room ? with "Tokono-Ma". where hanging scroll hangs, and where flower arrangement is weekly changed. 1 room used for Buddhism altar. 6 feet high, 2 1/2 feet wide. with ancestors after death names, etc. Altar flower is changed every week. Steamed rise is presented every morning. Any special gift, especially food, cakes, cookis, etc. is placed in front of this altar before anyone unwraps it. Those 2 rods are used for overnight company with the best hudon and so forth. All the rooms could be turned into one large banquet room. Downstairs, 2 rooms , on the floor, and kitchen on the dirt floor? 1 room , living room and eating room, during the day, sleeping room for a couple during the night? 1 room, further from the main road and the better room during the day, sleeping room during the night?
Subject
households
miniatures
religious
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Edith Morse Robb
entertainment
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.02.0120
Images
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Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic
Catalogue Number
102.04.0230
Description
Transparent glaze and cobalt decoration. Landscape with tree decoration, trimmed foot. Flared rim at open mouth above straight sides with no neck.
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Title
Vase
Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic
Dimensions
6.3 x 6.0 cm
Description
Transparent glaze and cobalt decoration. Landscape with tree decoration, trimmed foot. Flared rim at open mouth above straight sides with no neck.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
E. S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0230
Images
Less detail
Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic, porcelain
Catalogue Number
102.04.0231
Description
Slab-footed, hand formed body to resemble bell-flower shape. Transparent glaze with cobalt speckling inside and outside of rim. Tooled bract-shaped forms near base; signature stamp on bottom.
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Title
Vase
Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic, porcelain
Dimensions
5.4 x 5.1 cm
Description
Slab-footed, hand formed body to resemble bell-flower shape. Transparent glaze with cobalt speckling inside and outside of rim. Tooled bract-shaped forms near base; signature stamp on bottom.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
E. S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0231
Images
Less detail
Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic
Catalogue Number
102.04.0238
Description
Small spheroid vase with cylindrical neck, beige glaze with black, red, gold, green enamel over-glazes in flower pattern. Flat and trimmed foot. Neck has 2.2 cm. diameter, two sections of punch pattern which possibly created depression which runs the circumference. Signature stamp near base.
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Title
Vase
Date
1870 – 1935
Material
ceramic
Dimensions
8.5 x 8.7 cm
Description
Small spheroid vase with cylindrical neck, beige glaze with black, red, gold, green enamel over-glazes in flower pattern. Flat and trimmed foot. Neck has 2.2 cm. diameter, two sections of punch pattern which possibly created depression which runs the circumference. Signature stamp near base.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
E. S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0238
Images
Less detail
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