Large 6-panel byôbu 屏風 with chrysanthemums
Price: € 4.200,00
A very colourful and captivating large six-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined continuous painting of a luscious flower garden filled with many different types of chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku), next to a winding river.
This multi-coloured painting is set on a shiny gold-leaf background, and the chrysanthemum flowers are painted by using shell paste 胡粉 (gofun) in low relief.
Several clutches with a great variety of chrysanthemum flowers are in full bloom and they each show their unique form and colour. Varying from white, red, yellow and pink. The flowers bloom all around and on different kinds of bamboo fences and trellises.
In Japan chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity and joy.
The panels are surrounded by two silk borders, a thin black one, and a wide brown one. The screen is protected by a black and red negoro’nuri-style 根来塗り lacquer wooden frame. The back of the room divider is covered with beautiful silver paper with a flower and bird pattern in low relief.
Considering the age, which is approximately 110-150 years old, the byôbu is in a very good condition. Some small signs of age, wear and old repairs. There is some wear one the original brown silk border. Please see the photos for a clear condition reference.
This room divider is very light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
Total width: 368.0 cm (2 x 62.6 cm and 4 x 60.7 cm); Height: 173.3 cm.
Period: Meiji period (1868-1912) – 19th century
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.