A fine Shibayama school inlaid lacquer and ivory table screen
Meiji Period, signed Masaaki
Comprised of two hinged panels each divided into two sections framed in an ivory frame carved with auspicious emblems, the two recessed upper front panels depicting geese and other water fowl in a flowering landscape bordering a meandering stream continuing on the reverse with a flock of ducks feeding on small water plants, all expertly inlaid in mother-of-pearl, colored ivory and tortoise shell with lacquer work in hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi and accents of nashiji and okibirame on a gold ground, each of the rectangular lower panels featuring complementary blossoming sprays of iris, peony, chrysanthemum and water plants rendered en suite, the upper right reverse panel inlaid with a mother-of-pearl cartouche reading Masaaki (age cracks).
10 3/4in x 10 7/8in (27.4cm x 27.8cm)
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