antique japanese screens

Coppia di paraventi con erba delle pampas
A pair of folding screens with pampas grassesMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)18th century171 x 378 cm each This pair of screens represents bushes of pampas grasses (suzuki) floating in a rich gilded ground.Being the pampas grasses a typical autumn plant it is often connected, as the season itself, with the cycle of life and its transience.In the plain of Kanto, now Tokyo, there was a huge and beautiful expanse of pampas grasses called Musashino. Since ancient times many Japanese poets have praised the Musashino views: it is probably this enchanted place that is represented on this pair of...

Folding screen with the battle at Sekigahara17th centurySix-panel folding screen (byobu)136.5 x 263 cmInk, color, gofun and gold-leaf]The screen represents some moments from the famous Sekigahara battle. The focus is on the winner armies,  where some characters are easily recognizable.In the first panel on the right the Tokugawa Ieyasu camp is clearly represented; Tokugawa is here portrayed as an old man, according to the iconography offered by the sculpture that stands in his mausoleum in Nikko. Close by there is the camp of  Sakakibara Yasumasa, his...

Flowers from the four seasonsA six-panel folding screen DATEMid Edo Period (1615-1867)MEDIUMIInk, pigments, and gofun on a gold groundDIMENSIONS66 by 221 cm Small and elegant screen decorated with an ideal landscape where various species of flowers and plants are portrayed. In the background, golden clouds are realized in gold-foil or flakes, depending on their distance. INVENTORY NR: byo-867Japanese screen for sale. Price on application. 

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