Two-panel byôbu 屏風This item has been sold, thank you
Price: € 1.600,00
A charming and serene large two-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a refined painting of a pond with two koi 鯉 (carps) and an abundant garden at the edge. This multi-coloured painting is set on a slightly oxidized silver leaf background. Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina.
The pair of red koi look up at the flower garden at the edge of the pond. Around the rock grow flowers, like; white and yellow chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku), blue irises 花菖蒲 (hanashôbu) and yellow asters 野菊 (nogiku). In the top right corner from one of the reed blades hangs a red dragonfly 蜻蛉目 (odonatan).
On the left side the room divider is signed and sealed by the artist.
It is protected by a red lacquer wooden frame.
Late Meiji-period (early 20th century )
The screen is in a good condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please take a look at the photos for a condition reference.
Total width: 190.4 cm (2 x 95.2 cm); Height: 172.5 cm.
This room divider is light in weight and can also be easily mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.