Japanese Yonkyoku Byōbu Screen With Pine Decor

20th century
Asian Arts
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Yonkyoku Byōbu screen with four leaves painted in brown ink wash on moiré silk, decorated with pine Niwaki (Matsu) forming "Shakkan". Scene surrounded by silk brocade, frame adorned with gilded metals with stylized patterns at the corners. Shocks on the reverse, signed, Japan, 20th century.

Height: 69 cm
Length: 144 cm

The Pines in Japan (Matsu):

In Japan, one of the main trees used in gardens is the pine (matsu), which is a symbol of victory in the face of adversity. As a result, every garden, no matter how small, has one. Three types of pine are the most common: white pine (Pinus parviflora), red pine (Pinus densiflora) and black pine (Pinus thunbergii). They can be pruned or not, pruned they are then called "Niwaki", it is then about trees which we call "pruned in clouds". Not to be confused with bonsai, which are trees grown in a restricted space, pine lending itself very well to this art of bonsai.

Ref: 062LOBRVT3

Style Asian Arts
Century 20th century
Length (cm) 144
Height (cm) 69
Materials Silk, Brass, Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 75018, Paris, France

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