Japanese Antique Shibayama Wall Plaque Inlaid Mother of Pearl Geisha Musicians Meiji
This very attractive and decorative late 19th century lacquer wall plaque or panel has an integral frame lacquered in a dark burgundy and painted in black with prunus flowers or cherry blossom, with traces of gilding. We think that it dates from the late Meiji ( 明治 ) period (1868 to 1912). It has an old collectors or retailers paper label to the rear.
The plaque has a deep turned wooden foot to the back and has a screwed in metal loop to hang it on the wall.
The plaque is in very good antique condition. There are some very minor knocks and losses to the lacquer on edges of the panels. Minor marking commensurate with it's age. The gilding has worn, but there are no losses to the mother of pearl and abalone inlay.
The plaque is approximately 18 inches (46 cm) diameter and 3 3/4 inches ( 9.5 cm) deep and weighs 1.378 Kg unpacked.
A great late 19th century Meiji shibayama plaque and a very decorative and collectable antique item. Free UK postage with this item.