[EMAKI HANDSCROLL]. GOLD AND SILVER LANDSCAPE UNDERPAINTED POETRY SCROLL. A wonderful example of a poetry scroll, written in an elegant late 17th, early 18th century hand. Extraordinary in three features, the cover is superb, with a beautiful found pattern of what appears to be pieces of gold foil laid down on paper, the jiku handles are made of cut crystal and the underpainting is a continuous landscape scene painted in gold and silver. The landscape is usually obscured by the calligraphy when unrolled, but in the correct light, glows and dominates the piece. Height is 26.2 cm; image size length is about 3.8 meters. Very unusual production. We have never seen anything quite like it. In what appears to be a supplied late Edo or Meiji wooden box and tattered cloth wraparound.