As part of our Japanese Works of art collection we are delighted to offer this outstanding Gold Lacquer Shibayama encrusted two fold table screen from the opulent Meiji period, the larger front panels depict a joyful scene of dancers, musicians and acrobats, decorated in semi precious stones upon a Hiramakie, Kirigane and Kinji ground, probably celebrating a special occasion like the Sakura season ( Cherry blossom ), the lower panels finely decorated with floral displays and artists and scholars implements, to the reverse of this magnificent screen is a more traditional and tranquil setting, the left hand panel depicts birds amidst flora and upon Wisteria branches, the right hand panel depicts Ducks in a lakeside setting beneath a display of hydrangea and other native flora along with Birds resting in tall Bamboo branches, the lower panels simply decorated with a Kingfisher upon a tree stump and further flora beside a stream, the panels all being housed within an Oki-Hirame decorated frame held together with intricate Silver reversing hinges, a rare and exceptional piece of Gold Lacquer and Shibayama work.
For two other similar examples probably by the same maker see -The Dragon King of the Sea, Impey & Fairley, page 90 plate 37 ,and the Nasser D. Kahlili collection of Japanese Art , Treasures of Imperial Japan ,Lacquer part II – plate 168.
Private North of England collection.
This screen can only be described as stunning condition.
Approximate Sizes :
Height: 8″ 20.5 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Width: 9.1/4″ 23.5cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.