In our video below Leah counts down our top 5 best selling pocket squares. All the squares in the video can be found on the following link: Pocket Square Collection.
Number 5: Portrait Of Yada Gorosaemon Suketake
This pocket square depicts a samurai named as Yada Gorosaemon Suketake, and was made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He is represented fighting, although no other samurai is depicted. Samurais were not only fighters, but also intellectuals, poets, or philosophers. It belongs to the Ukiyo-e genre, which emerged in Japan in the 17th to 19th centuries. It means pictures of the floating world.
Different techniques were used, such as manual print on hand-made paper using woodblocks, or more classic paintings. The subjects were wide, but included female figures, landscapes, and sumo wrestlers and were often inspired by legends.
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Number 4: The Kiss Pocket Square
The Kiss was painted between 1907 and 1908 and was displayed for the first time in 1908 in Vienna. It depicts a couple kissing and positioned in front of a plain gold background in order to draw your focus to them. Known for his patterns and his use of gold leaves, Klimt painted the man with a crown of vines on his head, while the woman wears flowers in her hair, her eyes closed.
Some say that Klimt’s partner, Emilie Flöge, modelled for the painting with the artist himself. Despite being criticised for some of his work, which was judged as too intimate, The Kiss was well received and the Austrian government bought it before the artist even had a chance to finish it.
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Number 3: Kingfisher Pocket Square
The Kingfisher Silk Pocket Square is part of our William John Swainson Collection, a 19th century British artist and naturalist. This pure silk pocket square is a perfect addition to both smart and casual wear. The design allows you to wear it in a number of folds and achieve contrasting looks by switching between folds.
William Swainson (8 October 1789 - 6 December 1855) was an English artist, naturalist and ornithologist and is often best remembered for the quality of his zoological illustrations. He was also the first illustrator and naturalist to adopt lithography with the monochrome lithographic prints in his books being hand coloured, and it was use of this approach along with his natural talent at illustration that led to his fame.
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Number 2: Wine Regions Of France Pocket Square
This beautiful Fine Drinking map of the principle wine regions of France was made by Mary Holdsworth c.1950. It was issued by the houses of Ayala Champagne, Croizet Brandy and Rocher Liqueurs and sold by The International Wine Library, booksellers to the wine and spirit trade in Montreal, Canada. It is a very unusual and highly decorative map.
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Scotland Forever! is an 1881 oil painting by Lady Butler (also known as Elizabeth Thompson), an artist that specialised in painting battle and military scenes. It portrays the charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo. It is named after the battle cry of the soldiers, who were shouting "Now, my boys, Scotland forever!” as they attacked the enemy. More than a quarter of them died during the battle, and another quarter were left wounded. This painting is one of the most famous images of that historic battle. It was exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly the same year it was painted and donated a few years later to Leeds Art Gallery.
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