Lot 119
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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF IMPERIAL PRESENTATION LACQUER TWO-FOLD SCREENS MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY SIGNED MAKIE-SHI YASUI HOCHU NO IN [YASUI HOCHU (1857-1922)] AND SEALED SHIBAYAMA

Estimate
500,000 - 700,000 GBP
Sold
730,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the finely decorated two-fold screens each with four framed panels, four in shibayama style to the front, four in togidashi to the reverse, all framed with various chrysanthemum mon in gold hiramaki-e on a black ground, the corners and sides with gilt fittings hammered, chased and engraved with chrysanthemums, each front panel comprising five open fans and three closed fans on one panel and two on the other, all framed in gilt and silver metal edging, the fans depicting cranes, a carriage, egrets, wild flowers by a river, pines in mountainous landscapes, ducks among reeds, chrysanthemums, all inlaid in mother-of-pearl and stained ivory and decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirigane, kimpun, heidatsu, gold foil, mura nashiji on kinji and fundame grounds on a gyobu nashiji and black ground, the two large panels above a smaller panel with ho-o birds in very fine shibayama style inlay, the reverse panels in iroe togidashi with egrets among reeds above panels of paulownia all framed in the same manner as the front 
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