Large 2-panel silver leaf byôbu with bamboo & rocks

Price:  3.200,00

Beautiful, large two-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with a serene painting of red-leaved bamboo and rocks on an oxidized silver leaf background. Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina.

On the left an inscription from a ‘Zekku’ poem by the Chinese poet Yang Zai
楊 載 (1271―1323) titled: Shan shang zhu 扇 上 竹 (bamboo (painted) on a fan).
種竹何須種萬竿,一枝分影亦檀欒。
秋宵更受風披拂,聽取清聲入夢寒。

Translated as :
Why would people plant a lot of bamboos?
The shade of a single culm is also beautiful.
In the autumn night it rocks on the wind,
And the fresh sound echoes in my dream.

Dated: Shôwa, the year kôshin (1938). Signature unknown.
Dimensions:
Total width: 173 cm; ( 2 x 86.5 cm), Height: 174.5 cm.

The screen is protected by a black lacquered wooden frame and has backing of green paper, with some damaged at the back of the screen (see last photo’s). The front is in very good condition. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.
The room divider 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. : 202155X-1d

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