Rimpa School Artist: Pine, Plum, Bamboo

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Artist: Unsigned Rimpa Artist
Title: Pine, Plum and Bamboo (Sho Chiku Bai)
Date: Meiji Period (ca. 1890)

Rimpa-style design that features pine, plum and bamboo within a roundel that is inset within a silver-gold mica ground. The grouping of Pine, Plum and Bamboo are known as the Three Friends of Winter, Sho chiku bai in Japanese, and often used as a theme of greeting cards for the New Year. This grouping is auspicious because these plants do not wither during the cold months of winter, but maintain their strength and beauty. 

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Backed.
Dimensions: 24 x 25 cm
Seal: Artist’s seal (unread)