Tall 2-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with cranes

Price:  3.800,00

A gorgeous, tall two-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with shiny gold leaf above a refined painting showcasing a very large sedge of cranes 鶴 (tsuru) huddled up on an island and surrounded by a tumultuous sea landscape.

In Japan, “tsuru” is one of the mystical or holy creatures and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled lifespan of a thousand years. Tsuru are also known for being faithful monogamous, making it a popular wedding design.
Sealed four times with a name seal in red. One in the lower left reading ‘Ryûzan’ 龍山.

Colour and ink on a paper ground with gold leaf speckled clouds.
Framed by red lacquered wood with protective hardware.

Period: Japan – Late Meiji period/Taishô period (First quarter 20th century).

Total width: 190.2 cm (2 x 95.1 cm); Height: 169.9 cm.

It is in a very good condition with minimal traces of wear conform age. The green canvas backing from a later date. For a clear condition reference, please have a look at the photos.

The folding screen is ideal for mounting flat on a wall and presenting as a single work of art.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : C2307-1d


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