Set of four Japanese lacquer inlaid panels with two-dimensional “Birds of Prey” perched on flowering branches on a dark ground, surrounded by a wide reddish lacquer border with a stylized floral motif. The flower blossoms and the bird’s heads and one of the bird’s tail feathers are of bone and the feathers are of abalone, and the bird’s are perched on two-dimensional wood to resemble a branch. The fours panels reddish borders have signs of age throughout, there are no missing pieces in the inlaid work only a few scratches on the background and discolorations on the lacquer border and some loss. Age: Early Showa Period 1916-1940. Size: 44” high x 21” wide.
Old Japanese Lacquer and Inlaid Bird Panels