Antique Two panel Japanese byobu screen depicting the first frost at waters edge.
Japanese herons and mandarin ducks contently rest and foliage with a light dusting of snow screen depicted on the late white plumb blossom tree. Three ducks rest and warm themselves beneath the near barren tree. A pair of Japanese herons are seem amoungst the water with sprouted bamboo and flowering water lilly. In Japan the white heron is known to be able to move between three elements air, earth and water. Throughout farms in japan there are seen as a sign of good luck and bringer of good harvest.
Oshidori (Mandarin duck)：An auspicious symbol of eternal love and being seen with the white heron only amplifies the power. They are ever thoughtful of each other, always gentle and kindly in their manners, never noisy and quarrelsome, but quiet and peaceful.
Gold leaf boarder with silk brocade. Black lacquer wood frame. Great condition and ready to be mounted and enjoyed! Signed
Dimensions: 67″ wide x 62 3/4″ high
Age: Edo Period C. 1800’s