A JAPANESE SIX PANEL SCREEN WITH BIRDS IN FLIGHT
EDO PERIOD, LATE 18TH CENTURY OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY
H: 67 W: 144 inches
H: 170.2 W: 365.8 cm
The three friends of winter, pine, plum and bamboo, indicate the approaching season. Small birds are flying in the opposite direction above the fallen leaves and pumpkins of autumn's final throes, on a gold background, within a silk border and lacquered frame with bronze mounts engraved with scrolling vines.