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Vintage Japanese Paintings on Raw Silk, Mount Fuji
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Paint-17 A and 17 B
These Japanese paintings are done on raw silk and clearly have signifcant age. My first guess would be that they date to the 1920s or 30s, but they could be older. Each is pasted on a paper board and identically framed. (one is pictured out of the frame in order to show the backing and clear detail pictures.) You can purchase one or both, and we will ship them with or without the frame. Frame size is about 25 inches x 24 1/2 inches. Visible image is about 20 inches x 19 1/2 inches.
Condition is fair with no tears or holes. However, the acid in the backing has stained both paintings. Restoration would require removing the silk from the backing and replacing that with an acid-free back. That part would probably be no great problem since the paste is likely to be water soluble. However, if any of the paints used are also water soluble, restoration could be difficult or impossible. In that case, it might be possible to counter remaining acid to prevent more darkening, but we can't guarantee that. We haven't tested the paint with water. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed with an "if you aren't happy, we aren't happy" money back policy. You can also check our eBay feedback under the seller name ginfor.
Price: To buy either painting, the price is $145, or you can buy both for $250.
Shipping: Shipping will depend on whether or not you want the frames and on location. (More distant parts of the US will fall into the new dimensional rate category for the USPS.) Contact us for a shipping quote.
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