Large 2-panel black lacquer room divider 屏風

Price:  2.800,00

Magnificent, heavy and large 2-panel black lacquer room divider 屏風 (byôbu) with a refined carving of a pair of tigers.
A prowling tiger 虎 (tora) defiantly and growling approaches a recumbent tiger, who looks expectant at the other, the muscles tense, ready to lunge forward if necessary.
The lacquer of the folding screen is made up of different coloured layers. By a high quality carving of the artist the tigers are created with distinct features. Striking crimson stripes, whirling crème and orange outlines.
The back with an elegant lacquered dotted pattern.

This piece is sealed by the artist Kamo Banzan 加茂蕃山 (1946). Born in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture. In 1968 he graduated from Taiheiyo Art School Sculpture Department, and studied wood carving under his father, Kamo Kamoyama (modern master craftsman and outstanding technician). As a confirmation of his talent he received the Nissho Award at the 1st Nissho Exhibition in 1971. He is further known for designing the largest 73-meter tall Kannon in Japan (Kaga Kannon), which was built in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

Total width: 152.2 cm (2 x 76.1 cm); Height: 166.9 cm.
Weight: 26.2 kg.
Late Shôwa-period.
In a very good condition with only one small chip (approx. 2 x 0.5 cm) at one of the center hinges (see the last photo). Please look at the photos as well for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 212010


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