Two panel screen flower cart

Price:  800,00

Charming large two-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a colourful painting of a flower cart 花車 (hana’guruma) laden with a large bamboo basket 花かご (hanakago) overflowing with all sorts of impressive flowers, like red, pink and white peonies 牡丹 (botan), and white cherry blossoms 桜 (sakura). A long red silk cord with decorative tassels has been tied to the wooden pull-shaft with a few white lespedeza 萩 (hagi) branches tucked in between.

Colour and ink on paper. Mounted by an oxidized silver leaf border. Silver leaf continuously undergoes the process of oxidation, which creates a beautiful aged patina. Protected by a red lacquer frame.

This refined painting is probably a fragment of a larger scene, and re-framed as it is today. Thin unpainted strip of paper on right side. Painting dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), while the re-framing was probably don in the Taishô period (1912-1926).

In a good condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
Please note that this screen is warped. This is not very noticeable when you see the screen from the front, but is obvious when you see it from the side or back.

Total width 189.2 cm (2 x 94.6 cm), Height 174.4 cm.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4250


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