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Featured Items

Below is a selection of featured items for sale. If you are interested in any of the items displayed, please contact us, quoting the reference number of the item(s), and we’ll be happy to discuss your purchase with you.

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Tokugawa Akitake
Unknown Studio 

good condition; Akitake was the brother of the last Shogun and was sent to Europe in 1867 to represent Japan at the Paris Exposition. See another portrait in 'Old Japan Catalogue # 33', item 28(iv). 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite

Ref: 00181

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1868

Dimensions: card size 104 x 64mm

Price: SOLD

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The Last Shogun
Frederick Sutton Studio 

very good condition; The Daily Japan Herald reported on May 16th, 1867: 'Captain Sutton of H.M. surveying ship "Serpent" had the honour of a sitting from the Tycoon, and has taken a capital likeness of him. It is small, for unfortunately the boat in which the larger lenses and some of the chemicals were, was upset, and they were lost.' This portrait was illustrated in Terry Bennett's 'Photography in Japan 1853-1912' p. 107. The career of Frederick Sutton is also covered pp. 106-109. 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite, tinted

Ref: 0020a

Mount: Original mount

Year: 1867

Dimensions: card size 105 x 62mm

Price: $2000

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Admiral King with Prince Satsuma and his Prime Minister
Lord Walter Kerr 

very good condition; illustrated in R.M. Jephson & E.P. Elmhirst, 'Our Life in Japan,'London: Chapman and Hall, 1869 (p. 280). See also article Sebastian Dobson,‘Frederick William Sutton, 1832–83: Photographer of the Last Shogun,’ in Hugh Cortazzi, ed., Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits, vol. 4. London: Japan Library, 2002, pp. 289–302. Lord Walter Kerr photographed the Prince of Satsuma in July 1866. This photograph is of historical importance and is extremely rare.  

Medium: Albumen print, tinted

Ref: 0057a

Mount: Original mount

Year: 1866

Dimensions: card size 105 x 63mm

Price: SOLD

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Reflection
Shimooka Renjo Studio 

slight loss to bottom right-hand edge otherwise very good condition 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite

Ref: 0058a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 104 x 64mm

Price: SOLD

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Cavalry Officer
Felix Beato Studio 

very good condition; printed caption label on reverse reads: 103. Japanese Cavalry Officer 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite, tinted

Ref: 0060a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 105 x 62mm

Price: SOLD

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Silk Merchants
Shimooka Renjo Studio 

excellent condition; trademark Shimooka carpet 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite

Ref: 0066a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 63 x 105mm

Price: SOLD

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Merchants
Shimooka Renjo Studio 

excellent conditiobn; trademark Shimooka studio props and carpet 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite

Ref: 0068a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 63 x 104mm

Price: SOLD

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School Children
Shimooka Renjo Studio 

very good condition 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite

Ref: 0076a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 64 x 104mm

Price: SOLD

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Hair Dressing
Felix Beato Studio 

very good condition  

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite, tinted

Ref: 0077a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 106 x 63mm

Price: SOLD

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An Aristocratic Family
Felix Beato Studio 

fine condition 

Medium: Albumen print carte de visite, tinted

Ref: 0082a

Mount: Original mount

Year: c.1865

Dimensions: card size 106 x 63mm

Price: SOLD

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