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Lot 0060J
Asia, Japan, ca. early 20th century CE. A skillfully executed, ink-on-paper scroll with a swirling image of a dragon. On the lower right is a red stamp signature; two further stamps and a series of kanji, perhaps a poem, are in the upper left corner. The dragon seems to be rising from the waves, with thick clouds behind him, his eye looking back toward the viewer as he ascends. The drawing is bounded by two strips of blue silk, one each on top and bottom. The watercolor-like ink pairs well with the dragon, considered a water deity in Japanese lore. Comes stored in original bamboo box with Japanese printed label. Size of drawing: 12.8" W x 40.5" H (32.5 cm x 102.9 cm); size of box: 20" L x 3" W x 2.5" H (50.8 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm).

Provenance: New Jersey, USA collection

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Wear on surface and small fold marks all down the length of the scroll. Small stains on the upper part of the scroll that do not impact the image. Fading to color of silk.

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20th C. Japanese Scroll w/ Depiction of Dragon - Signed

Estimate $500 - $700Jul 20, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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