Saturday, February 17, 2007

Photo Hunters #5 - Antique



Nito (hubby) bought these Japanese pictures through a deceased estate a few years back in Kuranda. The actual pictures date back to the early 1900's and are made of Mother of Pearl. There is an order and story with the 4 pictures, but unfortunately we are not aware of it.





It is slightly difficult to see, but there are 2 people in the picture - to me it is either husband and wife, or father and daughter.






We do not have them hanging at the moment, but in our new home they will be up on the walls!!

Happy Weekend.

55 comments:

Nichole...aka Mia's Mommy said...

pictures. tjhose are awesome and I can see why he bought them.

Nichole

kooky kay said...

Lovely pictures! I think I've seen one of those before. If I remember the exact order, I'll tell you.

Happy hunting!

PowersTwinB said...

wow! I am betting with some other Saturday Photo Hunters, you may finally get the REAL story behind these magnificant pieces of art! good photos! My photo is up, please come and visit soon

Expat Traveler said...

wow - I just love that they are made from pearls. It really fascinates me so I can just imagine it in real life! Thansk for sharing. Mines up.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's beautiful! It must tell an equally lovely story as well. Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog earlier.

Happy weekend!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! We see lots of mother of pearl inlay here in Malaysia - I love the opalescent contrasting with the dark wood.

Cathy said...

Wow - what a treasure you have. Thanks for sharing. I am loving this photo hunt.1

Gattina said...

I love these they are very decorative !

Child of God said...

Those are really cool. I know you'll be glad to get them hung in your new house.

I thought it looked like a new template. Looks nice.

I'm up too at http://beckie-photoblog.blogspot.com/

PatentPrincess said...

Those are so pretty! I'm sure they will look great hanging up in any room.

My photo is up too :)
Christina
www.patentprincess.com

Connie said...

Those are really beautiful. Your husband has very good taste.

Take care,
Connie
My photo is up.

Pamela said...

Very pretty! Maybe you could make up your own story until someone is able to help you with what the real story is!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Mother of pearl? Wow. Those are beautiful. Treasures.

Mine are posted, too.

Smalltown RN said...

way cool....now your mission is to find out the story....love to know about it....

Hootin'Anni said...

Wonderful. Boy, I'm not gonna show my hubby this blog with the antiques like this!!! He'd go crazy...he love the oriental art!!!
My antiques are posted....drop by if you can!!

Pat said...

Wow - those are gorgeous!!!

FruitfulSpirit said...

Maybe now that you have posted them maybe someone will be able to help you figure out the story. They are really very striking and will great hanging. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by to visit!

Caylynn said...

Lovely! Those are beautiful antiques. :) With any luck someone will be able to help you figure out the order and the story.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Very cool peices and I would love to know the story behind them.

Fleur de Lisa said...

Those are really interesting. No wonder he brought them home! I hope you get to hang them up soon.

Julie said...

Those are really cool. I love the Mother of Pearl.

Viamarie said...

If I'm not mistaken, this depicts the four seasons of their country.

Cheers!

GEWELS said...

They're beautiful. I have a set very similar- only they are only three panels with the center panel being larger- and, they aren't antique.
Mine's up.

Desert Diva said...

What beautiful pictures. I love items that have a history behind them. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

letha said...

They are beautiful, I love all this type of thing.

Patti said...

Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

srp said...

These will look great on the wall. I love the intricate nature of the inlay. Beautiful.

Teena said...

Those are lovely! Quite the find!

Mine's up too :)

Marcia said...

I found myself making up my own order and stories, I would love to know the story intended, though. Glad you posted them.

meeyauw said...

I've been seeing more and more Japanese antiques on Antiques Roadshow. They are so fascinating and artistic items. They will be beautiful in your new home!

Ma said...

Those are awesome! I love oriental decors. I remember all the dolls for girls day that I once had when I was very young. I wish I still had them, but I don't know what my Mom did with them. Through all the moves we made, I just don't know.

I see you're going to Disneyland at the end of the year. I am meeting my family in Los Angeles in April and we are taking my grandchildren there. To celebrate all their birthdays at a character breakfast. Then I go back to Hawai'i with them.

thanks for stopping by.

Melli said...

Aren't those just MAGNIFICENT? WOW! I loooooove them! I do think it would be fun to decorate a room (or a house) in an oriental style. My hubby doesn't care for the look though. But those are just gorgeous!

Maribeth said...

Beautiful!

LibertyBelle said...

those are just fabulous!
Thank you for sharing them, they are such fine pieces of craftmanship!
Happy weekend - mine's up
L

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my SPH. Those are interesting panels. I'll bet they're going to look great in your new home.

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Carol said...

What a nice set of pictures. At first I thought they were made of ivory. They're lovely keepsakes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Cheers!

Lisa Renee said...

Those are amazing, thank you for not only sharing the photos but for stopping by to visit me.

Wishes for a fantastic week your way.

:-)

abe-hap said...

totally beautiful, a treasured antique im sure :)

Barbara H. said...

What intriguing pictures!!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Barbara said...

Those are beautiful, they will make a lovely focal point in your new home.

eph2810 said...

Those are so beautiful. I know our son would love to have something like that. He is into anything Japanese. Very cool for this week's antique theme.

Have a wonderful weekend...

Lux said...

Those would definitely be a treasure hanging on anyone's walls - very lovely.

Pato & Pearl said...

it's a beatiful artwork and yes if you manage to get into order so much the better...

Pearl

mar said...

Beautiful, what wonderful pieces to have. I love Mother of Pearl!

Me said...

Those are very cool! My husband would love them - he loves Asian art.

Janet said...

wow, those are beautiful!!!

Jannie Funster said...

We all should have a little something special in our homes like those panels, to remind us how beautiful life is.

Terri said...

These are just stunning and will look gorgeous on your walls.
Thanks for visiting my place.
http://www.islandwriter.net

eija said...

it seems as if in two pictures the other one was a child... so maybe it's three people in the story?
Thanks for the visit :)

FamilySnows said...

Neat, how fun it will be for you to learn the story behind these!

Thanks for checking out my pic - I posted early because we were out of town until now!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh these are lovely. Great choice for The Hunt.

Kathleen Marie said...

That is a fabulous find. Congrats!

GoofyJ said...

Beautiful pictures! :) Thanks for stopping by

mrbherng said...

It just reminds me of home.