Pair of hinagata byôbu 雛形屏風 (doll festival folding screens)
Price: € 3.600,00
An amazing pair of six-panel hinagata byôbu 雛形屏風 (doll festival folding screens) with a continuous painting on gold leaf showcasing flower carts 花車 (hana’guruma) at the edge of a winding river.
Both laden with a large bamboo basket 花かご (hanakago) overflowing with large pink peonies 牡丹 (botan). Behind one cart stands a maple tree in full autumn colours 椛 (momiji), and behind the other an elegant weeping cherry tree 枝垂れ桜 (shidare’zakura) bearing pink blossoms.
Dense silver leaf clouds outline the scene at the bottom.
The painting is surrounded by a thin green and a broad greenish brown brocade silk border. Protected by a black wooden frame with its original hardware. The backing paper embellished with a cute hand-stamped design of a bunny in a flower cartouche.
Including original wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with dated inscription in black ink. Dating the pieces to: ‘An auspicious day in March of the year of the metal dragon, the 3rd year of the Bunsei period’ 文政三庚辰三月吉日, Anno 1820.
Total width 147.4 cm (2 x 25.3 cm and 4 x 24.2 cm), Height 55.1 cm.
Considering the age they are in a good condition. There are some to be expected sign of age and wear, and some old restorations. Like a some browned spots and small tears in the paper. Please check the pictures as a condition reference.
The folding screens are 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.