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Japanese Two Panel Lacquer Screen: Under the Waves With Flowing Kelp and Seashells

Showa period (1926 - 1989) lacquer painted screen on lacquered wood with wonderful depth and detail of an underwater view of kelp undulating with the current. Beautifully painted seashells are interspersed in the kelp including scallop, conch, and sea anemone. Intricate lacquer work on a three dimensional surface including contour lines in the current, pieces of silver leaf and MOP embedded in the lacquer. An impressive amount of lacquer work on a large scale. Signature reades: Sakae.

c. 1950s
68 1/4" h x 67" w x 1" d
173.4cm h x 170.2cm w x 2.5cm d
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