[“Kiseru” Smoking Pipe Craftsmen At Work, Japan]. Attrib. Felice Beato, Brit.
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[“Kiseru” Smoking Pipe Craftsmen At Work, Japan]

c1870s. Hand-coloured albumen paper photograph, partially illegible stamp verso, 20.7 x 26.9cm. Slight creases and small missing portion to upper left corner, not affecting image, and minor crinkles overall.

Stamp includes “M. Neustadt…Export Hot Climate.” Shows two men manufacturing rao, the bamboo shafts for kiseru pipes, traditionally used in Japan to smoke tobacco.

Italian-born Felice Beato was a British photographer who was one of the first to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers (Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War). In Japan, Beato taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists who were greatly influenced by him. Ref: Getty, Wiki.

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Item #CL173-59

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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