A lacquer panel for a table screen, 18th Century.

The frame of the panel is decorated with a bracken pattern similar to that found on Chinese carved lacquer. One side of the panel is decorated with a cockerel, a hen and three chicks standing near an embankment on which a peony grows; the other side with a Chinese man and child in a vast landscape with mountains, pavilions and a flight of cranes.
The original base for the screen was no longer extant at the time of the Japanese Lacquer at Burghley exhibition in 2013. In readiness for the exhibition, a rosewood replacement was made by Toshi Iwata, a Japanese craftsman resident at Burghley.


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