antique japanese screens

Six-panel folding screen; ink, colors, gold leaf on paper
Lilies Six-panel folding screen DATEEdo period, 17th -18th centuryMEDIUMInk, color and gold leaf on paperDIMENSIONS106 by 284 cm  A very rare screen with oversize lilies behind a bamboo fence. Despite this composition is quite a unicum, the bamboo fence is a typical Kano school feature. INVENTORY NR: byo-1316Japanese screen for sale. Price on application.

Flowers and Trees of the Four SeasonsA pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gofun and gold leaf on paperKyoto Kano (Kyō-Kano) SchoolAttributed to Kano Sansetsu (1590-1651)Signature: SansetsuSeal: Jasokuken170 by 375 cm A gnarled cherry tree in full bloom and a snow-covered willow tree frame the composition of this pair of folding screens depicting flowers and trees in the four seasons. Red and white azaleas and low-growing bamboo grass (kumazasa) beneath the cherry tree complement the seasonal imagery of its pearly blossoms, while pink and white sasanquas and some sprays of...

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...

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