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Period: Early 19th Century
19th Century Japanese Screen, Deer in Spring, Maruyama Shijo School
Located in Kyoto, JP
A six-panel Japanese folding screen from the leading Maruyama-Shijo artist Okamoto Toyohiko (1773-1845). Simply featuring three deer and a few sprigs of foliage on a sumptuous gold-leaf background this work emphasizes naturalistic expression and a masterful use of negative space. Reduced to its most basic elements, the blank spaces inspire imagination and evoke the smells, sounds and even the weather of the scene. Whilst deer are traditionally depicted in association with autumn, here the green growth on the tops of the foliage indicates the season of spring. The work references Maruyama Okyo’s two-panel deer screen...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Fine Mughal Painting of a ‘Lion at Rest’, North India, Early 19th Century
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A Mughal painting of a ‘Lion at rest’ North India, early 19th century ? Watercolour on paper, H. 46.5 x W. 68 cm ?The present painting is a large...
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Indian Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

19th Century Painted Wood Fragment Gilt Red Lacquer
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful red lacquered, solid wood fragment painted with an opera scene of victory celebration, featuring various figures dressed in official uniforms and crowns. Remnant gold lea...
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Chinese Qing Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Wood

Early 19th Century Japanese Screen. Cherry Blossom & Pheasants by Mori Tetsuzan
Located in Kyoto, JP
Mori Tetsuzan (1775-1841) Pheasants and Cherry Blossoms Two-fold Japanese screen. Ink, color, gofun, gold and silver on paper. A two-fold Japanese bir...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Chinese Export Trade Painting Depicting ‘the Tea Shop', Chinoiserie Chique
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A refined Chinese export painting depicting ‘The Tea shop’ Canton, early 19th century Ink and watercolour on silk, H. 63.5 x W. 52.3 cm Framed in giltwood frame. ?The paintin...
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Chinese Chinese Export Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

19th Century Japanese Scroll Painting by Igarashi Chikusa, Poppies & Butterflies
Located in Kyoto, JP
Poppies & Butterflies Ink, pigment and gofun on silk Igarashi Chikusa (1774-1844) Signature: Chikusa Ran Zen Upper Seal: Ran Shuzen Lower Seal: Kyoho Dimensions: Scroll: H. 68” x W. 18” (172cm x 45cm) Image: H. 38.5’’ x W. 12.5’’ (98cm x 32cm) This composition shows elegant images of poppies and the butterflies that are inevitably drawn to them. It captures a momentary glimpse into a world both visually dazzling and startlingly realistic. The painting is infused with sensitivity and attention to seasonal change and weather conditions. The thin and fragile poppies are beautifully depicted with brilliant colors and the butterflies are similarly infused with life. The painting is on silk which requires extremely precise painting skills as no element once painted can be removed. Poppies were a favorite subject of Rinpa school artists through the ages. Originally they were somewhat abstracted but by the age of Sakai Hoitsu...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

'Two Dutch Ships Anchored in the Bay of Nagasaki' by Kawahara Keiga '1786-1860'
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Kawahara Keiga (1786 - c. 1860) Two Dutch ships anchored in the bay of Nagasaki Sumi ink and pigment on silk, H. 27 x W. 41 cm (excl. frame) Comes framed, see image. ?Based o...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Horses in Stable
Located in Hudson, NY
A pair of captivating black and white horses, believed to define hard work and power in Japanese mythology, are beautifully rendered in this painting of mineral pigments on mulberry ...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Lovely Pair Nihonga Scene Edo Period Scroll Japan Artist Matsumura Keibun Japan
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Early summer rice planting and poultry drawing drawn by Keibun Matsumura As you can see, there are two folding screens. It is an interesting work that shows the bird's figure flyin...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Painting, Hanging Scroll, 19th Century Bamboo in Moonlight
Located in Kyoto, JP
Bamboo in moonlight Gamo Rakan (1784-1866) Hanging scroll, ink on silk. Dimensions: Scroll: 201 cm x 58 cm Image: 137 cm x 45 cm In this early 19th century work by Gamo Rakan a light ink wash applied to the silk background silhouettes the moon and suggests the atmosphere of early evening. Even though it is a literati subject, Rakan’s bamboo is quite realistic with a strong decorative style. The painting finds its inspiration from Chinese Ming dynasty painters who often used a single-tone, jet black stroke to emphasize the calligraphic nature of bamboo. In a different era, decorative would have been seen as somewhat unrefined. But increasingly in the Edo period, it was the hallmark of high style. The Japanese people, in particular the rising merchant class, had gradually become apathetic toward the traditional Sesshu and Kano schools of painting. Chinese professional and amateur painters living in the port of Nagasaki during the 18th century had a profound effect on Japanese painting and the freshness of their style and its decorative appeal contributed greatly to its popularity. Gamo Rakan’s teacher, Tani Buncho...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Screen Painting, Early 19th Century, Autumn Flowers by Sakai Hoitsu
Located in Kyoto, JP
A two-fold Japanese screen by the Rimpa school artist Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), Japan, 19th century, Edo period. This small Japanese folding screen pai...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Silk

Japanese Buddhist Teaching Painting
Located in Greenwich, CT
Japanese Buddhist teaching painting, set of four paintings with 24 Buddhist stories with Japanese written characters in each story on one screen. Provenance: Purchased from Christie's South Kensington...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Early 19th Century Chinese Hardwood, Lacquer and Jade Six-Panel Screen
Located in Austin, TX
A very fine mid-Qing Dynasty Chinese hardwood and lacquer six-panel screen, Jailing Period, circa 1800. The hardwood frame inset with black lacquer panels. One side features an over...
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Chinese Qing Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Coral, Jade

Rinpa-Inspired Crane Sliding Doors, Late Edo Period
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Discover the artistry of traditional Japanese aesthetics with this pair of exquisite sliding doors, dating back to the late Edo period (1800-1850). These doors, adorned with a Rinpa-...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Rinpa-Inspired Crane Sliding Doors, Late Edo Period
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Discover the artistry of traditional Japanese aesthetics with this pair of exquisite sliding doors, dating back to the late Edo period (1800-1850). These doors, adorned with a Rinpa-...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

A Set of Four Chinese Gouache on Silk Paintings, Qing Dynasty
Located in London, GB
Set of four Chinese paintings on silk laid on paper, depicting a Qing Emperor's visit to the mountainous region. Painted in vibrant pigments and gilt with detail of pagodas, boats, b...
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Chinese Chinese Export Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paint

Japanese Folding Screen Four Panels
Located in Brescia, IT
Japanese four-panel screen, the work of a painter from the first half of the 19th century, of the Rinpa school. Four panels painted with ink on gold leaf and "gofun" on vegetable pap...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Early 19th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Portrait
Located in Richmond, London
A charming early 19th century Chinese export reverse glass portrait painting of a noble youth in state dress. Canton, circa 1820. Why we like it We love this delightful portrait for...
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Chinese Chinoiserie Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Paint

Japanese Asian Large Edo Six-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Forest Tree Landscape
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful, wonderfully composed (with fabulous use of negative space) quite large six-panel Sea of Trees Japanese Byobu folding screen/room divider depicting a vast forest scene wi...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Six-Panel Japanese Screen
Located in Brescia, IT
Six-panel screen of Rinpa school, painted with mineral pigments and gofun on vegetable paper and silver leaf.
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silver Leaf

Japanese Folding Screen "Byobu" from the Edo Period
Located in Paris, FR
Japanese Screen "Byobu", from the Edo period (circa 1800), with two leaves in silk paper mounted on canvas with leather background. Beautiful floral decoration "Rimpa" with wading bi...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Canvas, Paper

Large Continental 6 Panel Leather Screen with Architectural Landscape Design
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large Continental 6 Panel Leather Screen with Architectural Landscape Design ca. 1800
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Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Leather, Wood

Large Japanese 6-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) with Edo genre painting
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Remarkable and large six-panel byôbu (folding screen) with a detailed genre painting on gold leaf of different scenes of the town Yoshida, one of the Tôkaidô road stations. It shows ...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Manner of Payne Mountainous Landscape Watercolor
Located in New York, NY
Manner of William Payne (English, 1760-1830), Mountainous Landscape, Watercolor on paper, apparently unsigned, 20th century. Provenance: From a New York City collection. Dimensions: ...
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British Other Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

After Samuel Read "A Country Church", Watercolor
Located in New York, NY
After Samuel Read (English 1815-1883), "A Country Church", Watercolor on Paper, apparently unsigned. Provenance: From a New York City collection. Dealer: S138XX
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British Other Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Folding Screen Six Panels Painted on Gold Leaf
Located in Brescia, IT
Paravento a sei pannelli di scuola giapponese Kano: paesaggio con bellissime ed eleganti gru vicino al fiume, con alberi di pino e sakura. Dipinto a mano con pigmenti minerali ed inc...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

European Gouache, Pen and Ink Lanscape, ca. 1821
Located in New York, NY
Charles Levier (French, 1920-2003), post-impressionist watercolor on paper depicting three ladies and a man signed to lower left on one side, and a lady wearing a red dress with sea ...
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French Other Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Tosa School, paravento giapponese, paesaggio della città vecchia di Kyoto
Located in Brescia, IT
Del periodo Edo questo grande paravento giapponese che riproduce l'antica città di Kyoto e i suoi sobborghi. Dipinto con inchiostri e pigmenti minerali, fin nei minimi dettagli su ca...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Six-panel gold leaf screen
Located in Brescia, IT
Large Japanese six-panel screen, ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paper, depicting three scenes from Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji), the vignettes punctuated by raised golden...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Paravento Giapponese a sei pannelli su foglia d'oro.
Located in Brescia, IT
Paravento giapponese a sei pannelli , opera di un pittore della prima metà del 19° secolo, di scuola Rinpa. Sei pannelli dipinti con inchiostro su foglia oro e "gofun" su carta veget...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Anglo-Indian Company School Suttee Watercolour Paintings, C. 1810
Located in Kinderhook, NY
A wonderful and singular set of two early 19th century Anglo-Indian Company School watercolour paintings, likely Murshidabad, depicting 'Sati' or 'Suttee', the historical practice in which a widow sacrifices herself by sitting atop her deceased husband's funeral pyre, and the procession to the pyre. The reverses labeled "From an album of watercolours and drawings belonging to Eliza Frederica Salmon and possibly her sister Mary Salmon, daughter of William Orton Salmon who served in India circa 1800...
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Indian Anglo-Indian Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Giltwood, Paint, Paper

Chinese Export Reverse Glass Painting of Warriors in Landscape, circa 1825
Located in Kinderhook, NY
A fine circa 1825 Chinese Export polychrome reverse glass painting of a warrior group with horse and 'Budai' in a river landscape housed in original 'Chinese Chippendale' parcel-gilt...
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Chinese Chinese Export Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Glass, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

A Rare Drawing / Watercolour of Maharao Ram Singh of Kota and His Sons
Located in London, GB
A Rare Drawing / Watercolour of Maharao Ram Singh of Kota and His Sons Hunting with numerous Rajasthani inscriptions Paper, Watercolour, Pencil India Late 18th Century - Early 19th...
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Indian Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

A Massive Eight Fold ‘Byobu’ Screen with Nine ‘Manchurian’ Cranes
By Sakai Hoitsu
Located in London, GB
A Massive Eight Fold ‘Byobu’ Screen with Nine ‘Manchurian’ Cranes Fine overall condition Paper, gold leaf, silk, ink, wood, metal After Sakai Hoitsu (1761 - 1828) signed: ‘Hoitsu ...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Metal, Gold Leaf

A Fine and Rare Scroll Painting
Located in London, GB
A Fine and Rare Scroll Painting Depicting the European Hendrik Doeff (1764 - 1837) standing, holding a ‘red lacquer’ walking cane, together with his dog and his young Javanese boy-se...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Paper

Large Japanese 6-panel byôbu 屏風 (folding screen) of perched taka 鷹 (hawks)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful large six-panel byôbu (folding screen) covered with six separate hanging scroll paintings (kakejiku) depicting different taka (hawks) perched on rocks and branches situated...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood, Lacquer, Paint, Paper

Pair of Japanese hinagata byôbu 雛形屏風 (small folding screens) with flower carts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An amazing pair of six-panel hinagata byôbu (doll festival folding screens) with a continuous painting on gold leaf showcasing flower carts (hana’guruma) at the edge of a winding river. Both laden with a large bamboo basket...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Korean Buddhist Guardian Mural Taenghwa Painting, c. 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
Evolving from the Korean tradition of tomb mural painting came the Buddhist practice of “taenghwa,” or hanging-painting, a form of religious painting that included hanging scrolls, framed paintings and wall murals. Influenced by Chinese and Central Asian Buddhist art...
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Korean Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Cotton, Paint

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Mountain Landscape With Cedar and Pine on Gold Leaf
Located in Hudson, NY
Kano School painting, reminiscent of early Kano School paintings, in sumi (ink) and minimal pigments on gold leaf with a silk brocade border.
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Early Japanese Gohonzon Buddhist Calligraphy Mandala Scroll Edo Period
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Japanese sumi ink calligraphy Buddhist mandala mounted as a paper hanging scroll known as Kakejiku or sometimes Moji mandala. Termed as gohonzon in Japanese, it is a venerated object within Nichiren Buddhism (Hokkeshu; lotus sect). The originally concept was developed by the 13th century Buddhist priest Nichiren to guide the energy of the devotional chanting to...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Bamboo on Gold
Located in Hudson, NY
Bamboo grove on a knoll with stylized gold mist. Mineral pigments on gold leaf with silk brocade border.
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Silk Suijaku Scroll Nyorai-Kojin with Mixed Buddhism and Shinto Deities
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Japanese silk Suijaku hanging scroll beautifully presented in a custom wood shadow box frame from Edo period (circa 18-19th century). The scroll, surmounted on golden brocade was painted in fine details with gouache, ink and gold powder highlight, served as a Suijaku mandala for the worshippers. Honji Suijaku is a complicated religious concept uniquely developed in Japan. It mixed and hybrid the Buddism deities with native shinto spirits (known as Kami), which were seen as local manifestations (the suijaku, literally means a "trace") of Buddhist deities (the honji literally the original ground). The original idea may lie with the synergetic strategy to spread Buddism by making it more relatable to the local population who had already worshiped Shinto gods. The paradigm, adopted in the 10th century from an orignal Chinese concept, remained a defining feature of Japanese religious life up to the end of the Edo period (1868). Instead of being confined to deities, its application was often extended to historical figures as shown on this scroll. This long hanging scroll depicts an arrangement of 21 figures including Buddhism and Shinto deities as well as two historical figures on the bottom. Each figure was name-tagged in Kanji for easy identification by the worshippers. It was used in the temple or shrine so that when the worshipper prayed in front the mandala, they prayed simultaneously to all the deities. On the very top, sits Nyorai-Kojin, a hybrid deity of Nyorai Buddha and Kojin, the kaki for fire, stove and kitchen. From the top to bottom and left to right, here is the list of the deities: Kanon with Thousand Hands, Kanon with Willow Branch, Monju Bosatsu...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Wood

19th Century Qing Dynasty Ancestor Portrait
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Ancestor Portrait of a noble Qing Dynasty woman. Her social status is reflected in the sable-trimmed overcoat fashioned in the strictly enforced dress coat of the Qing Dynasty. The ...
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Chinese Qing Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japanese Asian Large Edo Six-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Landscape Monkeys Trees
Located in Studio City, CA
An absolutely gorgeous, wonderfully composed six-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen/room divider depicting a family of playful monkeys among the blooming trees and mountainous lands...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Ôhara Donshû (1792 - 1857) Edo Period - Smell of Plums in the Night. Scroll
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ôhara Donshû (1792 - 1857) De geur van pruimen in de nacht Rolschildering / scroll op zijde, houten rollers, in houten cassette. Provenance: Oranda Jin. A/B 98.8 x 29.4 / 184 x 41.5 ...
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Japanese Meiji Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Six Panel Screen: Snow Scene
Located in Hudson, NY
Kano school painting of a pheasant in a snowy pine. Artist signature reads: Hokkyo Shunyo. Mineral pigments on gold leaf with silk brocade border.  
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Set of Twelve Chinese Watercolors on Pith Paper of Insects
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare and remarkable set of twelve 19th century Chinese watercolors on pith paper depicting moth species and assorted other insects, executed in glorious viv...
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Chinese Chinoiserie Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Paint

Japanese Six Panel Screen: Black and Gold Lacquer Flower Festival Cart
Located in Hudson, NY
Abundant flower arrangement of peonies in a basket, with a four legged rest to the right and a twig fence to the left. Fine lacquer ceremonial cart with silk ties and areas of raised...
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Two Panel Screen Young Pine and Pine Cones on Gold
Located in Hudson, NY
Mineral pigments on gold leaf on mulberry paper with a silk brocade border.
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Brocade, Silk, Paper

Chinese 19th Century Three-Panel Lettice Bamboo Screen
Located in Kastrup, DK
Chinese three-panel lattice screen or room divider (each 245 x 55 x 4 cm.) Made in bamboo Original condition with a beautiful naturally aged patina, highlighted by a clear lacquer ...
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Chinese Qing Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Bamboo

Pair of Japanese Edo Period Six-Panel Screen, "100 Boys at Play"
Located in Austin, TX
An absolutely charming pair of Japanese Tosa School six-panel folding screens painted with the "One Hundred Boys at Play" motif, featuring a multitude...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Two Panel Screen: Bamboo Grove on Mulberry Paper with Gold Dust
Located in Hudson, NY
Kano School painting of a bamboo grove with blooming flowers and gold dust mists. Painted in mineral pigments on mulberry paper with gold dust and a silk brocade border.
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold

Japanese Six Panel Screen Mother Cat and Kittens Near Rushing Stream
Located in Hudson, NY
Kano School painting, in mineral pigments and gold leaf on mulberry paper with a silk brocade border. Artist seal reads: Hokkyo Unsen.
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Japanese Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Lovely Nihonga Scene Edo Period Scroll Japan Artist Yusen Okajima Japan
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
It is a work drawn by Yusen Okajima known as a Japanese painter of the Shijo school as you can see. It is a waterfall map that makes you feel momentum from the top to the bottom, a...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk

Japanese Six Panel Screen Battle of Uji Bridge
Located in Hudson, NY
The first battle at Uji was in 1180 and was the beginning of the Heike Wars. This screen depicts a famous scene from the Heike Wars. Two Heike generals, Sasaki Takatsuna and Kajiwa...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Six Panel Screen: Rolling Country Landscape
Located in Hudson, NY
A mid-sized six panel screen. Edo period (c. 1800) painting of a landscape features a temple on the mountain top, a river with fishermen emerging from gold...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Two Panel Screen Dragon in the Mist
Located in Hudson, NY
Ink (Sumi) on paper. Signature and Seal read: Kishi Ganku It is backed with paper covered in gold and silver flake. Kishi Ganku (1749 or 1756-1839) was the...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Wood, Paper

Japanese Six Panel Screen with Hotei, Edo Period, Early 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A delightful Japanese six panel painted paper screen featuring the beloved figure Hotei, Edo Period, early 19th century. Hotei, called Budai in China, and known as the Laughing Buddha or Fat Buddha in the West, is considered to be an emanation of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. In Japan, he also holds a special place as one of the Seven Lucky Gods, being the god of fortune, and protector of children. He is always portrayed as a mirthful and corpulent man, dressed in loose robes that show off his round belly. He carries a sack with him, said to be filled with treasure. As the protector of children, he is often portrayed with them playing on or around him, as he is here. The children portrayed in this screen are dressed in Chinese style clothing...
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Japanese Edo Antique Early 19th Century Paintings and Screens

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Silk, Paper

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