Pair of Japanese Meiji Six Panel Screen Cranes Above Cresting Waves


Amazing 19th century pair of large Japanese Meiji period six panel screens each depicting a sedge of Manchurian red-crowned cranes along the shore. The screens are crafted in the Nihonga school style with intricate details and beautifully depicted cresting waves. Each screen is signed by artist Hakundo Keikan and studio name of Watahiki Tokai (Japanese 1837-1915). Both screens are signed with red seals on the left and right side. Tokai was a Chinese scholar from the late Edo period and served in the Imperial Household Ministry. Impressive large scale screens from an estate in San Francisco, CA. Sold as a pair. More photos and extensive video available upon request.

Dimensions: 147.5"w x 0.75"d x 66.5"h

Circa: Late 19th Century, Japan

Materials: Brass, Paper, Silk, Wood

Condition: Distressed, wear consistent with age and use. Repaired: old repairs. Minor losses. Minor fading. Beautifully crafted with age appropriate wear and fading. The frames have solid joinery and construction. Old repairs as seen from reverse side. Minor foxing, losses, stains, and wear to silk border as seen in photos.

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