JAPANESE HAND PAINTED ON SILK SCROLL FROM THE MEIJI PERIOD. We have the privilege of offering you this beautiful Japanese hand painted on silk kakejiku (hung scroll) from the Meiji period. Circa 1868 to 1912 and measures 77" long x 21 1/4" wide. The image measures 51 1/2" long x 16 1/4" wide and the bottom rod measures 24 wide. Features a scenic canoer shohekiga (wall painting) nicely mounted on silk.This scroll is known as tatemono (vertical work or standing scroll ie: tatejiku), as it is longer than it is wide. Has 2 additional narrow strips of brocade silk in a contrasting color, also known as ichimonji. One immediately above and one directly below the painting. You will see the jikugi (cylindrical rod) at the bottom, which is the axis or center of the rolled scroll with the jiku's (end knobs) at the ends of the sides. These are used for grasps when rolling and unrolling the kakejiku. The kan (metal loops) are inserted in the hasso (top half moon shaped wood rod) to tie the kakehimo (hanging thread). The end knobs or jikusaki are done in decorative pieces. These made each kakejiku original and unique. The bottom roller prevents breezes from blowing the kakejiku about. There are rare materials that are used for the roller ends. The calligraphy is done in cursive. This kakejiku is in beautiful and wonderful condition. A cap on one end of the weight is missing.
This stunning work of art is of the period and would make a gorgeous wall hanging to decorate any room. We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice.If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition. Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677. (Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; however, we do have an answering machine, so please feel free to leave a detailed message. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories.
As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines.Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new. These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00 A. The item "JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL HAND PAINTED ON SILK FINELY DETAILED MEIJI PERIOD" is in sale since Wednesday, April 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Paintings & Scrolls". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.