A piece of Frank Lloyd Wright art from the Tokyo Imperial Hotel

Recently a Frank Lloyd Wright ornament from the former Tokyo Hotel Imperial was put on sale at Chicago based auction house Wright20.

Lot 140
Frank Lloyd Wright
Concrete block from the Imperial Hotel

1915
Cast concrete

A testament to Wright’s engineering; in the great Kanto earthquake of 1923, the Imperial Hotel was the only building standing for many blocks. The hotel was later torn down in 1968 as land in Tokyo rapidly increased in value. Artifacts from this commission are very scarce.

Estimate: $5000-7000

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