Antique Japanese Scroll Soft Shell Turtle

$220.00

Meiji era handpainted soft shell turtle with silk brocade on handmade washi backing

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Antique Japanese Scroll Soft Shell Turtle

A handpainted silk scroll estimated to be from the Meiji era (1900s).  The signature and seal of the artist is unknown and may be attributed to Toshizumi.  Signature of the artist is on the centrepiece of the artwork.

A Suppon or soft sell turtle is depicted.  Silk brocade strips also known as ichimoji run across the top and bottom of the centre piece of the artwork.

The upper crosspiece known as hyoumoku is karaki wood.  The lower crosspiece also known as jiku is a also karaki wood on the roller.  The mounting or heri is silk.  The honshi or artwork is also in good condition.

Hand made washi is also used for the scroll backing and is traditionally used in all antique scrolls.

The scroll is in good condition for its age with some signs of wear, foxing and toning.

Dimensions: approximately 1.18 metres in length 47 cm width.  Length of roller 47 cm.

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Dimensions 184 × 57 cm

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