Very Rare Japanese Lacquer Screen

  • This item was purchased by Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Very rare Japanese six-fold lacquer screen. Late-17th century.

Height  67½"  (1,71.5m).
Width of each leaf  21½"  (54.5cm).

Provenance :-  The Dukes of Hamilton, Lennoxlove, East Lothian. Now in the Victoria & Albert Museum (Museum No. FE.50-1980).

On this occasion at least the description ‘very rare’ is not misplaced, as this has been said to be the only Japanese export lacquer screen known to exist.(1)



1. Oliver Impey and Christiaan Jörg, Japanese Export Lacquer, 1580-1850, 2005, figs. 457a, b, c, p. 191 and p. 192.

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