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Japanese Six-Panel Screen, Sparrows and the Three Friends of Winter, circa 1800

$17,500

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A beautiful and elegant Japanese Edo period six-panel painted screen, byobu, 18th-19th century. The screen featuring a flock of sparrows descending from billowing golden clouds to roost in a bamboo grove. A rushing white water stream flows through the bamboo grove on the left side of the screen, mellowing out to a calm pond before giving way to sprays of white chrysanthemum on the right side of the screen. Most of the screen covered by ethereal gold leaf clouds. The the bamboo grove also with pine and plum. When placed together, these three plants - pine, bamboo and plum - are referred to as the Three Friends of Winter (Sho Chiku Bai), and symbolize resilience, determination and perseverance, since the pine does not drop its leaves in winter, bamboo continues to send up shoots in winter, and the plum is the first tree to blossom, heralding the end of winter and coming of spring. With a silk brocade border and red lacquer frame. Provenance: Imari Gallery, Sausalito.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 66.5 in. (168.91 cm)Width: 147.25 in. (374.02 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Condition
    Repaired: Restoration to the front of the screen around the hinges. Two repaired tears to the back of the far left panel. Wear consistent with age and use. Restorations to the front of the screen around the hinges, as expected. On the back fo the screen far left panel has two repaired tears, and some smudging to the ink. The far right panel has three punctures to the back paper. See photos.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894710180991

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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