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Early 20th Century Japanese Screen Pair, Fig Trees by Hiroe Kashu 'B.1890'
Located in Kyoto, JP
Fig Trees Hiroe Kashu (b.1890) Taisho era, circa 1920 Pair of six-fold Japanese screens Ink, malachite, gold and silver on paper Dimensions: Each Screen measures H...
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Early 20th Century Asian Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Gold, Silver

Early 20th Century Japanese Folding Screen Two Panels Hand Painted Golden Silk
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
Thuja and birch trees, peonies and birds, Japanese folding screen with two panels painted on golden silk.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Gold

20th Century Showa Period Garden Folding Screen Two Panels
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
Oriental Spring Garden: Japanese two-panel screen painted on rice paper from the Showa period.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paper

20th Century Showa Period Beautiful Spring Garden Folding Screen Two Panels
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
Japanese screen with two doors painted with mineral pigments on rice paper. Early Showa period.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Screen of Spring on Gold Leaf
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
It is a two-panel screen from the Taisho period, around 1920, beautifully painted in excellent detail. The best of Rinpa's school painting: large empty space that highlights a pair ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

  • Japanese Screen of Spring on Gold Leaf
  • Japanese Screen of Spring on Gold Leaf
  • Japanese Screen of Spring on Gold Leaf
  • Japanese Screen of Spring on Gold Leaf
H 66.93 in. W 74.81 in. D 0.79 in.
Vintage Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Taisho Period, Early 20th Century
Located in Prahran, Victoria
Japanese two-panel screen, study of an Okinawan mother and child, Taisho period early 20th century, dating from the 1920's. Signed by Matsumura Baiso, (1884-1935). Baiso was a studen...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

Mid 20th Century Japanese Hand Painted Folding Screen
Located in Bradenton, FL
Vintage Japanese four panel wallpaper screen featuring a beautiful hand-painted blue paper ground with pastel scene of delicate bamboo, mountains and birds. Set in an ebonized wooden...
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Mid-20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Early 20th Century Japanese Four-Panel Screen with Falcon Design
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Japanese four-panel screen, circa 1920s, decorated with tamed perching falcons. Good vintage condition with some age appropriate wear.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Paper, Wood

Japanese Screen, Early 20th Century Wagtail & Chrysanthemum by Ishizaki Koyo
Located in Kyoto, JP
Ishizaki Koyo (1884-1947) Wagtail & Chrysanthemum Early 20th century Folding screen in two-panels. Ink, pigments and gofun on gold leaf. Sign: Koyo Seal: Koyo This ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Early 20th Century Four-Panel Screen of Riders Taming Horses
Located in New York, NY
A four-panel Japanese screen, produced circa 1920s, depicting figures of riders taming horses within a wide natural landscape; shippo pattern to reverse. Very good vintage condition,...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Screen Painting, Mid 20th Century, River Landscape by Hamada Taiji
By Hamada Taiji 1
Located in Kyoto, JP
A small Japanese folding screen by the artist Hamada Taiji (1916-2010). A window-like view of a rocky river in summer fills the screen to its edges. In the immediate foreground thre...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

Early 20th Century Japanese 6-Panel Gouache and Gold Leaf Painted Table Screen
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., Showa period gouache and gold leaf Japanese screen. Depicting plum tree blossoms on a riverbank across 6 panels. Plum blossoms are often mentioned in Japanese poetry as a sy...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Early 20th Century Two-Panel Japanese Silk Screen, Pomegranate and Small Birds
Located in Kyoto, JP
Pomegranate and small birds Moriyama Kouho (b.1883) Late Meiji/early Taisho era, circa 1910. Two-panel Japanese Screen. Ink, gofun and pigment on silk and gold leaf. Sig...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Early 20th Century Pair of Japanese Folding Screens, Deer Under Maple Trees
Located in Kyoto, JP
Deer under maples Late Taisho period, circa 1925-1930 Pair of two-panel screens. Ink and pigment on silk. Signature: Goho Seal: Goho A pair of two-fold Japanese silk s...
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Early 20th Century Japanese Silver Screen Pair, Flowers & Birds of the 4 Seasons
Located in Kyoto, JP
Flowers and birds of the 4 Seasons. Early 20th century, circa 1920 Pair of six-panel Japanese folding screens. Ink, gofun, pigment and silver leaf on paper. Signed and se...
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Early 20th Century Asian Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silver Leaf

Scroll Painting Japanese 19th-20th Century Kōgyō Terasaki Meiji
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A fabulous landscape by Kogyo Terasaki 1866-1919 Japan painter. Akita prefecture production. Character is Tokusato, Soyama-Agaryunoki, beautiful poetry Yamabito, etc. to another is...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Bronze

Lovely Scroll Painting Japan, 20th Century 'Showa' Artist Flower
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Overall perfect: Size scroll... 142.0cm × about 55.0cm. Painting about 40.0cm × about 41.5cm. 30-12-18-1-11 (65) Condition Overall Perfect: Size scroll... 142.0cm × about 55.0cm...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

Album of Japanese Shunga 28 Paintings Early 20th Century
Located in Norton, MA
Album of erotic paintings. Japan. Early 20th century. Shunga with 28 paintings, real hand-painted. Ink and colors on silk. Brocade mounts. 9.25 x 7in. Image sizes from (4" ~ 4.5") W ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Early 20th C. Hand-Painted Japanese 4-Panel Paper Screen/ Divider
Located in East Hampton, NY
The base color of this hand painted paper screen is a deep turquoise/green with very delicately painted flora and fauna to one side and blank on the verso. 4 panels makes for an easy...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Screens and Room Dividers

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Paper

Lovely Scroll Painting Japan, 20th Century 'Showa' Artist Landscape Scene
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Lovely painting! Overall perfect: Size scroll, vertical 138.3 cm horizontal 54 cm picture, vertical 40.3 cm horizontal 42 cm Condition: Overall perfect: Size scroll, vertica...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Bronze

Lovely 19th-20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist Shoichiro Yoshii, Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
¦ Silk and handpaitning ¦ State There are some discoloration and stains in the age. ¦ Axial dimension/approx. 193.0 cm x 57.0 cm. ¦ Actual paper size/about 103.0 cm x about 44...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Lovely 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Tomobako Showa Artist Kobayashi
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Great decorated piece, artist Kobayashi Futoshi Gensho (B.1938-now) Condition: Very good. Size: Axis, vertical 117 cm horizontal 60.5 cm, painting, vertical 35 cm horizontal 58.5...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

Pair of Japanese Screens
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Exceptional pair of Japanese screens, 20th century Six parts, six times 45 cm wide Gold spotted paper with parts of old screens.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • Pair of Japanese Screens
  • Pair of Japanese Screens
  • Pair of Japanese Screens
  • Pair of Japanese Screens
H 45.28 in. W 104.34 in. D 0.79 in.
Lovely 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Signed Naruto Whirlpools
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Hanging scroll - Awa Naruto Whirlpools view - silk colored Zaimei The Naruto whirlpools (????? Naruto no Uzushio) are tidal whirlpools in the Naruto Strait, a channel between Naru...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Autumn landscape 20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist Kawagoe Tamado
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a high-class craft of the work drawn by Kawagoe Tamado as you can see. It is the "late autumn in the highlands" where you can feel the taste of autumn, and it is a work in wh...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Lovely Early 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Meiji Artist Signed
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a hanging scroll made in the Meiji or Taisho period Condition: Some stains and age related ware: ¦ Axis ... vertical 200.5cm next to 49.5cm Painting ... vertical 113.3cm h...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

Lovely 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Signed Sea Landscape
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Product description such you can see Furuya IchiAkira handwriting color-Matsushima view / Futoshimaki, both box is. [Prompt decision pricing goods] only, except for some areas, ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

Lovely 19th-20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist Kawagoi Tamado Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a high-quality craft of the work drawn by Kawai Yudou as you can see. The slightly hazy distant mountains are really tasty, and the pine tree drawn in the foreground is a ver...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Chiyoda Castle 19th-20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist Taikan Yokoyama
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a high-class craftwork of the work drawn by Taikan Yokoyama as you can see. The horseback person who peeks a little through the trees is also well reflected, and the majestic...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen, Turkeys
Located in Hudson, NY
Mineral pigments on silk, mounted on a gold panel, in silk border. Signature and seal read: Yoho.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Silk

  • Japanese Two Panel Screen, Turkeys
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen, Turkeys
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen, Turkeys
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen, Turkeys
H 49.13 in. W 55.5 in. D 1 in.
Lovely Early 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Meiji Artist Shimazu Racoons
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Autumn Harvest moon, feel the mystical flavor of autumn, harvesting is the work of the raccoon that is illuminated by the moonlight. "Huashan Shimazu" 1894 (1890) born in Kyoto. ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

Kawai Gyokudō Nihonga Scene Early 20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a high-quality craft of the work drawn by Kawai Gyokudo as you can see. It creates a texture that makes you feel a refreshing breeze, and it is a tasty work that is carefully...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Contemporary Japanese Screen with Kimono
Located in Prahran, Victoria
Contemporary Japanese two-panel screen created in the traditional manner, using vintage kimono textile on a paper ground, employing quality fittings. Made by Nishida, a highly skille...
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20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Fabric, Lacquer, Paper

  • Contemporary Japanese Screen with Kimono
  • Contemporary Japanese Screen with Kimono
  • Contemporary Japanese Screen with Kimono
  • Contemporary Japanese Screen with Kimono
H 70.87 in. W 70.87 in. D 1.19 in.
Lovely Early 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Signed Landscape Pair
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Pair of hanging scrolls "Enoshima" silk color Zaimei (Kiyoshi) hanging scroll with box State is good, but the spots and coloring are a bit old Size Axis ... vertical 178cm horizont...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Grouping of Framed 19th and 20th Century Japanese Lacquer Panels
Located in Hudson, NY
The pair of panels are done in a fine gold lacquer with bone, mother of pearl & abalone shell inlays and where made in the mid 19th century. Most likely from a cabinet and retaining ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Lacquer

Actors in Dance / Theatre Scene 20th Century Scroll Painting Japan Artist
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a work of 2 scrolls figure in a Theatre/Dance Noh style. it is a very tasty work combined with the hymns spelled at the top. ¦ Silk books and handwriting. ¦ State There ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Hedge (Japanese Privet)
Located in Hudson, NY
Showa period (1926 - 1989) painting, beautifully mounted with silvered hardware. Seal reads: Eishun. Mineral pigments on gold with a silk brocade border.
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass

Japanese Two Panel Screen Abstract Design
Located in Hudson, NY
Lacquer on wood. Signature reads: Toshimasa. Solid black lacquer on reverse. Signed original box.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Lacquer

  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Abstract Design
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Abstract Design
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Abstract Design
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Abstract Design
H 35.75 in. W 71.5 in. D 3 in.
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Chrysanthemum Pavilion
Located in Hudson, NY
with applied gold and silver roof, light color and pigment on paper with gold flake and red frame.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Lovely 20th Century Sen'yo Ogawa Scroll Painting Japan Artist Flowers Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sen'yo Ogawa 1882-1971 Japan painter. Kyoto production. Name Tasaburo. After served as apprentice of the Buddhist teacher, I learned a Movie to Chu Asai, exhibited oil paintings to...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen Psychedelic Forms
Located in Hudson, NY
Celestial images on hand-dyed tsumugi cloth. Makers mark: unreadable.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Fabric

  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Psychedelic Forms
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Psychedelic Forms
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Psychedelic Forms
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Psychedelic Forms
H 60.25 in. W 52.63 in. D 1 in.
Scroll Painting Japanese First Half of the 20th Century by Kano Sanraku
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Kano Sanraku 1898-1981 Condition: Some minor stains. Size: 211.5cm x 123.5cm painting 73cm x 1 Period circa 1900.   
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Bronze

Lovely 20th Century Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Signed Tree in Ink Waterfall
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Hanging scroll "waterfall" silk true work Zaimei (Taishan) Condition is good Size: Axis, vertical 198.5 cm horizontal 68.8 cm Picture, vertical 129 cm horizontal 55 cm.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen Willow Textile
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese Screen: Willow Textile, Willow textile mounted as a two-fold screen in vibrant colors and abstracted style. Modern Japanese painting (artist seal unreadable).
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Textile, Wood

  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Willow Textile
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Willow Textile
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Willow Textile
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Willow Textile
H 67.25 in. W 56 in. D .75 in.
Japanese Six-Panel Screen "Wedding Procession"
Located in Hudson, NY
A bride walking with ladies on their way to a Shinto shrine. The bride is following a go-between lady, and she is followed by two attendants. Wonderful Western details seldom seen in...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood

Japanese Four Panel Screen Banana Grove
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese Four Panel Screen: Banana Grove, early Showa period (late 1920s-1930s) painting of life-size fruiting banana trees in a style that has a strong Western influence. This scree...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

  • Japanese Four Panel Screen Banana Grove
  • Japanese Four Panel Screen Banana Grove
  • Japanese Four Panel Screen Banana Grove
  • Japanese Four Panel Screen Banana Grove
H 69.5 in. W 121 in. D .75 in.
Early 20th Century Japanese Framed Painting, White Peacocks on Silk and Gold
Located in Kyoto, JP
Kasahara Seiken White peacocks, circa 1916 Framed painting. Ink, color and gofun on silk. A Taisho period Japanese nihonga painting depicting a pair of white peacocks re...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Antique Kimono Fabric Mounted on Screen
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Late Nineteenth Century Kimono Fabric Mounted on Early Twentieth Century Screen. In the Heian period (eighth century to the twelfth century), noblemen wou...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Two Panel Screen Cherry and Forsythia
Located in Hudson, NY
Mineral pigments on silk. Signature and seal read: Shunsei (or Haruo).
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Lacquer Two-Panel Screen, Lily Flowers
Located in Hudson, NY
Painted lacquer on wood with bronze mounts. Signature reads: Isawu-O.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

Japanese Two Panel Screen Plain Mulberry Paper
Located in Hudson, NY
(no image) on lattice frame. Pair available; Sold seperately.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Plain Mulberry Paper
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Plain Mulberry Paper
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Plain Mulberry Paper
  • Japanese Two Panel Screen Plain Mulberry Paper
H 60.13 in. W 60.13 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Yagyu 'Wild Ox'
Located in Hudson, NY
Painted by artist Morito Kunitsugu, 1958, thick mineral pigments on textured mulberry paper. This was exhibited at the 1st newly reorganized Nitten National Exhibition in 1958, and ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

  • Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Yagyu 'Wild Ox'
  • Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Yagyu 'Wild Ox'
  • Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Yagyu 'Wild Ox'
  • Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Yagyu 'Wild Ox'
H 69 in. W 101 in. D 1.5 in.
Japanese Two Panel Screen Craggy Mountain Landscape
Located in Hudson, NY
Ink on gold. Signature and seal read: Kokan. The artist is from Osaka (died 2019). Beautiful silk mounted backing.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Lovely 20th Century Tatehiko Kan Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Crane Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Tatehiko Kan 1878-1968 Tottori Prefecture born real name: FujiTaro Sugawara issue: Moritora, Shizuko, Tatehiko Japan Art Academy Imperial Award, Osaka Art Association member, Os...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Pair of Six Fold Japanese Paper Screens
Located in London, GB
Pair of large six fold Japanese paper screens, both decorated with monochromatic pine trees on a gold ground. With a patterned silk border, early 20th century. All British and EU Sal...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Paper

  • Pair of Six Fold Japanese Paper Screens
  • Pair of Six Fold Japanese Paper Screens
  • Pair of Six Fold Japanese Paper Screens
  • Pair of Six Fold Japanese Paper Screens
H 67.3 in. W 141.7 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Six Panel Screen: Abstract Gold Leaf
Located in Hudson, NY
Various sizes of gold leaf applied to mulberry paper creating an abstract design.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Fine Old "Flying Crane & Trees" Screen
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan, a fine old hand-carved wooden screen "ranma" or transom featuring a spectacular composition including a full flying crane among pine trees in the center . All is executed in h...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Wood

Lovely 20th Horii Ko Scroll Painting Japan Artist Flowers Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Horii Ko? 1897 to 1990 Kyoto people real name: Kiyotaro Horii issue: Ko? nurses: Kikuchi Chigiritsuki Kyoto School of Arts & Crafts, Kyoto painting Vocational College. Studied...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Lovely 20th Tokuriki Tomiyoshiro Scroll Paintings Japan Artist Crane Painted
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Has been is the work produced by Tokuriki Tomiyoshiro known as woodblock artist, such as you can see. It is a work that makes you feel a unique calmness and taste, is very attractiv...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Tagasode (Whose Sleeves?)
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Tagasode (Whose Sleeves?) The phrase, “tagasode”, which translates to “whose sleeves?”, is a literary reference to early Japanese poetry (where the phrase...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

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Textile, Silk, Wood, Paper

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20th Century Japanese Screens For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 20th century Japanese screens for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 20th century Japanese screens was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, paper and wood. 20th century Japanese screens have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. 20th century Japanese screens made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many 20th century Japanese screens are appealing in their simplicity, but Japanese School, Bunto Hayashi and Robert Crowder produced popular 20th century Japanese screens that are worth a look.

How Much are 20th Century Japanese Screens?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,306, while they’re typically $55 on the low end and $68,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Paintings and Screens for You

Traditional Asian paintings were often created on scrolls and folding screens. Artisans made screens that could be folded up or spread out by connecting several panels using hinges. Today, antique Asian folding screens and paintings are sophisticated decorative accents that can serve as makeshift partitions to ensure privacy.

The original folding screens were created by Chinese artists. The earliest record of screens comes from the 2nd century B.C., and surviving examples date back to the Ming dynasty. Chinese painting utilizes many of the same tools as calligraphy — these screens were crafted from wood with painted panels featuring striking art or calligraphy that told cultural stories or represented nature and life in the area.

The practice was introduced to Japan, where paintings for screens were made on paper and silk, in the 8th century. These paintings frequently feature subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and Buddhist religious themes. Along with screens for tea ceremonies and dance backgrounds, there were screens for use in Shinto and Buddhist temples.

In the 17th century, screens began to be imported to Europe where their popularity grew. Coco Chanel famously collected Coromandel folding screens.

Traditional Asian paintings can make a tasteful addition to any wall, and screens can be used as decoration or, in the case of larger iterations, as an aesthetic way to divide a large room. Browse the selection of antique Asian paintings and screens from a variety of styles and eras on 1stDibs.