A Pair of Japanese Blue Lacquered Panels with Carved Birds in Trees Meiji Period
A stunning framed pair of Japanese Meiji period panels, circa 1890. Decorated with scenes of two large birds of prey perched on tree branches whilst the smaller finches fly between them. Beautifully carved by highly skilled artisans in bone or ivory with the most intricate detail to the feathers, tree and laid on a blue lacquered ground. Having a carved Hanko or signature seal (for Yuka or Yukawa – possibly Yukawa Shodo) to both panels and paper labels to the rear. Good original condition with some minor wear and one quite deep scratch on the background on one panel. Presented in later gilt frames, ready to hang. Beautiful and very decorative. Dimensions: H 32 in. x W 20 in. x D 1 in.