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19h C. Japanese Edo Wood & Paper Folding Screen - Byobu
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**This is an oversized piece that may require special shipping. Please inquire for a quote prior to bidding.

East Asia, Japan, Late Edo period, ca. 19th century CE. A large mulberry paper screen or "byobu" with 4 hinged folding panels mounted on a bamboo and lacquered wood frame with brass fittings. The interior is a peaceful yet vibrant nature scene with flowing water surrounding an outcrop of land with a gnarled pine tree, plum and cherry blossoms, a pair of birds in the branches, and a male and female pheasant below. A border of blue silk frames the composition, the mulberry paper verso has a pale pink stylized flower stamp motif, and the glimmering gilt flecks on the tan ground are beautiful but also practical for brightening the room. Both artistic and utilitarian, the byobu was used as a temporary and portable privacy partition or light wind shelter - the word byobu comes from the characters "wind protection." Size (unfolded flat): 97" L x 0.65" W x 36.5" H (246.4 cm x 1.7 cm x 92.7 cm); (folded): 48" L x 2" W x 36.5" H (121.9 cm x 5.1 cm x 92.7 cm)

Provenance: private Evergreen, Colorado, USA collection; ex-private Denver, Colorado, USA, collection, acquired 1960 to 2000

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#168663
Condition
Tearing and perforation to paper verso on right end panel, and perforation to painting lower edge of pheasants. Some staining and discoloration but painting is vibrant. Abrasions to lacquered wood frame and modern steel plates added to verso of center panels. The end panels fold inward but do not perfectly line up flush to each other, but this does not affect presentation when unfolded.
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19h C. Japanese Edo Wood & Paper Folding Screen - Byobu

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
Jul 05, 2022
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0104: 19h C. Japanese Edo Wood & Paper Folding Screen - Byobu

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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $700
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Jul 05, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0104 Details

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...
**This is an oversized piece that may require special shipping. Please inquire for a quote prior to bidding.

East Asia, Japan, Late Edo period, ca. 19th century CE. A large mulberry paper screen or "byobu" with 4 hinged folding panels mounted on a bamboo and lacquered wood frame with brass fittings. The interior is a peaceful yet vibrant nature scene with flowing water surrounding an outcrop of land with a gnarled pine tree, plum and cherry blossoms, a pair of birds in the branches, and a male and female pheasant below. A border of blue silk frames the composition, the mulberry paper verso has a pale pink stylized flower stamp motif, and the glimmering gilt flecks on the tan ground are beautiful but also practical for brightening the room. Both artistic and utilitarian, the byobu was used as a temporary and portable privacy partition or light wind shelter - the word byobu comes from the characters "wind protection." Size (unfolded flat): 97" L x 0.65" W x 36.5" H (246.4 cm x 1.7 cm x 92.7 cm); (folded): 48" L x 2" W x 36.5" H (121.9 cm x 5.1 cm x 92.7 cm)

Provenance: private Evergreen, Colorado, USA collection; ex-private Denver, Colorado, USA, collection, acquired 1960 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#168663
Condition
...
Tearing and perforation to paper verso on right end panel, and perforation to painting lower edge of pheasants. Some staining and discoloration but painting is vibrant. Abrasions to lacquered wood frame and modern steel plates added to verso of center panels. The end panels fold inward but do not perfectly line up flush to each other, but this does not affect presentation when unfolded.

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