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No idea what i just bougth Japanese Paravent
Its just 8:00 am still in Bed i had not even tea when this popped up online with a buy it now price of 600.-
The early bird catsches the worm ithougth and bougth it looking at the pictures it looks ok ,Japanes perhaps
lots of laquer Meiji period . 3 Feet high 3 feet wide .
Ok time to get up.
It's a amazing piece you have purchased. Beautiful details.
I also believe it's Meiji period. The details are high quality suggesting a master-hand at work.
I like it very much!😁
Would be worth trying to determine the artist signature/seal.
size is 6 by 6 feet ..i will post an updates once i picked it up. 🙂
Actually I was surprised when you posted 3' x 3'. They are normally much bigger than that. The Updated size sounds about right.
I tried to buy something similar recently but I had no space! 😢
Really happy you got it. They look awesome my friend. Look forward to the update.
Just an update on this today picked up and made some better pictures also of the signature.
It has that e that is lying on its back i wich is always a good sign for Japanese signatures.
maybe George @gfhandel can have a look the Frame is a medium Hard wood not very havy .
The backside is also Carved but less extensive .
here are some minor losses but i can fix this or i leave it the way it is , its an overall very impressive piece and look like a million dollar...so far I am happy with the outcom of this early morning shot.
Really outstanding screen. Love the detailed wooden frame. Thanks for the updated images. 🙏
I do hope that @gfhandel or others can decipher the maker. It's really all over master quality from the Meiji period in my opinion.
The vertical characters on the right panel mention a location at Kyoto. The horizontal characters on the left panel mention a name “Nakayama”
@gfhandel thank you george for the quick help its much aprechiated
best regards Martin
Did further research on the script. Both sets of characters refer to locations in both panels.
Left panel: “In the Mountains at Hakone” depicting Mount Fuji in the Background.
Right panel: “A location at Kyoto”
Does not appear to have a maker’s name.
Thanks for the update pictures, it looks fabulous. Very imposing, in a good way of course. I always love a good landscape.
Dear Friends what do you think... my guess that it whas made for the western market.
I dont think the paintings are japanese taste .
By the way the Owner had a famous Great gran father who served in the late 19th century for the emporer of abessinia today named Ethiopia the have Tuskers and other exotic antiques his relative had a taste for the extraordenary thats for shure. I ad a Picture of him
Wow, what a beautiful piece. I think you made a great decision that morning. Congrats!
take it with a grain of salt
Yes, made for the western market. I was surprised that the horizontal characters on the left panel read from left to right in the western manner Rather than right to left in the Asian manner.
@webboy Cool picture, he looks a little like Teddy Roosevelt, except his mustache is longer and waxed on the ends. It is a nice addition for provenance. Sharon
@webboy You should have a life size cut out made of that dude and stand him right next to the screen.
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