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A Japanese folding screen on paper and gold dust depicting Manchurian cranes

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A Japanese folding screen on paper and gold dust depicting Manchurian cranes

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A Japanese large six-panel folding screen on paper with gold dust depicting five Manchurian cranes, a symbol of longevity, elegance, and good luck in Japanese culture at the edges of the seaside.

These magnificent creatures are not portrayed at rest but rather in a moment captured by the artist, where some are eating while others rest crouched down. This represents a lovely and tranquil image, conveying a sense of serenity and harmony.

Cranes and pine trees are often associated in artistic representations, as both symbolize resilience and longevity. Cranes are creatures known for their long life span, while pine trees defy seasons and remain green throughout the year.

The combination of colors used by the artist contributes to creating an ethereal and evocative atmosphere. The soft, muted tones of green, sand, and gold blend harmoniously, while the cranes are painted with more vivid shades such as white, black, and red, accentuating their grandeur.

Clouds are painted with gold dust, adding elegance and a special brightness to the entire artwork.

The screen panels are surrounded by two silk borders, one thin and one thicker, adorned with a golden floral pattern, and framed with black lacquer. The reverse side is protected by paper decorated with a dense pattern depicting numerous stylized chrysanthemums.

This Japanese screen depicting the five Manchurian cranes is signed in the lower right corner by Momoya (Momodani) Sei with the seal of Momoya & San… Shinrei.

The screen is lightweight and can also be easily mounted on a wall like a traditional painting or used as a room divider.

Period: early Meiji period, 1862 (Bunkyū 2)

Sizes: 376 x 173 x 1,5 cm. 

Condition: Good condition

+ Certificate of authenticity with technical expertise of the asset

+ Possibility to view the work at our office in Milan or throughout Italy wherever you are

Codice: 4138

Codice: 4138

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