Three (3) Chinese or Japanese art works, including Asian court scenes. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) finely detailed watercolor and gold leaf on silk paintings depicting Asian court scenes. In one, the figures' attention is focused on a bird in the center of a round pen; in the other, a woman climbs out a window while other figures wait outside. Images – 7" H x 6 1/4" W. Framed – 13" H x 10 1/2" W. Chinese or Japanese, 19th century or earlier. 3rd item: Watercolor on silk painting of swans and other birds in a lily pond, mounted to damask backing. Signed upper right. Image – 20" H x 40" W. Overall – 27 1/2" H x 47" W. Probably Japanese, 20th century. Provenance: Private West Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: In the image with the bird, there is a 1/2" area of flaking to gold leaf and a smaller area of flaking just to the right, in the corner. The other piece has frame separating from backing at one corner. 3rd item: Small smudge (1/2") lower left, otherwise very good condition.
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