japanese screens antique

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. 

Furosaki con fondo in oro e ventagli
Furosaki with gilded ground and fansA two-panel folding screen DATELate 19th centuryMEDIUMInk and color and paper on silkDIMENSIONS67 by 174 cm The compositions with fans were typical of Tawaraya Sotatsu school in Kyoto at the end of Ken'ei era (1624-1643). The fans could be painted on paper, then glued on a gold background or, as in this case, could be painted directly on the screen. Fans have always been used as a decorative element in the Japanese tradition. This object also has an auspicious meaning, representing the "unfolding" of the future.Some of the fans...

Field of Pinks and Rising MoonA six-panel folding screen DATEMomoyama period, 17th centuryMEDIUMInk, colors, gold leaf, and silver on paperDIMENSIONS166 by 360 cm A field of wild pinks (nadeshiko; Dianthus superbus) blooms under a rising moon in this six-panel folding screen. The anonymous artist arranged the flowers, a relative of the carnation, in dense, rhythmical clusters in three horizontal registers in the lower half of the screen, above which clouds of gold leaf merge with the gilded sky. Interspersed between the layers of flowers are passages where flecks of silver foil, now...

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