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Early 20th Century Paintings and Screens

Japanese Screen Pair, Flowers of Spring & Fall, Rimpa School, Taisho Era
Japanese Screen Pair, Flowers of Spring & Fall,...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Flowers of spring and autumn Takahashi Shuka (1877-1953) Pair of six-fold screens. Ink, mineral pigments, gold and gofun on silk over gold leaf. Painting inscription: Shuka ...
Japanese Scroll Painting, 'Playful Cat' by Hirose Toho, Taisho Era, 1920s
Japanese Scroll Painting, 'Playful Cat' by Hiro...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Playful Cat Hirose Toho (1875-1930) Hanging scroll, ink, mineral pigments and gofun on silk. Painting inscription: Toho Sha Painting seals: Upper - Hirose Hitoshi Lo...
Birds & Flowers Galore Japanese Antique Hand-Painted Silk Painting Taisho Period
Birds & Flowers Galore Japanese Antique Hand-Pa...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
A very fine and delicate Japanese antique hand-painted silk painting of two blue birds and colorful flowers, Taisho period. Hand painting in lively colors with great details. Sig...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Seascape with Rocks and Waves
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Seascape with Rocks ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
With Hokusai-style waves and setting sun. Painted with mineral pigments on gold leaf.
Japanese Moon over Mountains Antique Hand-Painted Silk Scroll Meiji 19th Century
Japanese Moon over Mountains Antique Hand-Paint...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Silk
A very fine Japanese antique hand-painted scroll of moon over mountains dating to the early 20th century, late Meiji period 1900. Hand painting in lovely simple colors, signed. Insc...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Enso
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Enso
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Enso translates to circle, but is a theme in zen calligraphy symbolizing enlightenment and the universe. Furosaki screen, or tea screen, painted by Sohan Gempo (shoun). Calligraphy r...
Vintage Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Taisho Period, Early 20th Century
Vintage Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Taisho Perio...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
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...
Japanese Painted Silk Tiger Panel, circa 1900
Japanese Painted Silk Tiger Panel, circa 1900
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Paintings and Screens
A Japanese painted silk panel depicting two tigers, circa 1900, with a later frame. The panel with an ink and watercolor painted scene showing two tigers on a rocky cliff, with a wat...
Mountain Retreat Kusaya Japanese Antique Hand-Painted Silk Scroll, Meiji Period
Mountain Retreat Kusaya Japanese Antique Hand-P...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Silk
A very fine and beautifully rendered mountain scape Japanese antique hand-painted silk scroll of a mountain kusaya or minka farm house, Meiji period. Hand painting in lively colors ...
Japanese Six Panel Screen, Craggy Coastal Landscape
Japanese Six Panel Screen, Craggy Coastal Lands...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Taisho (1912-1926) period painting. Mineral pigments on silk. Artist’s signature and seal reads: Tomokazu. One of a pair with 1315, sold separately.  
1920s Large Chinese Two-Sided Painted Elm Screen Depicting Guanyin and Zhong Kui
1920s Large Chinese Two-Sided Painted Elm Scree...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Elm
An unusual large Chinese hand-painted two-sided elm screen depicting Guanyin and Zhong Kui, from the first half of the 20th century. This large rectangular screen divider was made fr...
Lattice Wood Panel, Suzhou, China, Early 20th Century
Lattice Wood Panel, Suzhou, China, Early 20th C...
Vintage 1920s Chinese Other Screens and Room Dividers
Wood
A Chinese wall panel, in lacquered / carved peach wood, from Suzhou, circa 1920. Well preserved.
Japanese Scroll Painting, 'Group of Carp', Colo...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Group of carp Matsunaga Tensho (1897-1945) Hanging scroll; ink, colour and gold on silk. Painting inscription: Tensho Painting seals: - Matsu in - Tensho Box inscri...
Japanese Unique and Elegant Kannon, Gifted by E...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf
From our recent Japanese Acquisitions Travels. Rare find. Once gifted by the Emperor of Japan. This unique and elegant Japanese framed Kannon effigy - goddess of mercy- was created...
Japanese Fine Antique Glass Beads "Peace" Curta...
Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Glass, Beads
An exceptionally elusive find. This fine quality 100+ year old Japanese handcrafted glass beads curtain or noren (entry way curtain) is hand assembled from colorful antique glass ...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Deco Landscape with ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Modern scene of a 12th century festival in Kyoto in which fans are sent down the Kamo River and caught downstream. Taisho (1912-1926) period painting. Signature reads: Shosei.
Chinese Ancestral Portrait Painting
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Rosewood, Paper
Chinese ancestral painting of three officials on paper is striking with its bold colors. It is displayed in a carved rosewood frame and protected with plexiglass.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen: Farm Geese and Bambo...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
With early spring blossoms, signature and seal read: Keibo Joshi, mineral pigments on silk.
Early 20th Century Japanese Screen 'White Heron...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf, Paper
White Heron and Reeds Kimura Buzan (1876-1942) circa 1925 Dimensions: Screen: 122 cm x 188 cm (48” x 74”) Painted across a small, four-fold screen, a heron stands on ...
Konoshima Okoku (1877-1938), Pine & Plover, Jap...
Konoshima Okoku
Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Paintings and Screens
Paper
A six-fold Japanese screen by Konoshima Okoku, which dates back to the early part of his career and reference the works of Keinen, his teacher. Painted with an emphasis on shasei ...
Stuart Travis Art Deco Painted Asian Style Fold...
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Paintings and Screens
Wood
Art Deco period heavy wood folding screen hand-painted in Asian style in 1928 with a multitude of highly detailed birds in natural setting by American artist, illustrator, cartograph...
Massive Chinese Jade Screen with Jade Dragons A...
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens
Jade, Hardwood
Rarely is a Chinese room size screen or room divider available with the size, quality and quantity of jade incorporated as found in this screen. The screen or divider features the ev...
Japanese Four Panel Screen: Goldfish in a Fish ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Beautifully painted, exceptional detail, rare and unusual subject matter. Signature and seal of Seiko. Mineral pigments on mulberry paper.    
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Horses in Stable wit...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Beautifully painted screen of a very popular samurai subject matter, samurai took pride in their horses and had them painted, this subject matter was introduced in the late 16th cent...
Japanese Lacquer Two-Panel Screen, Lily Flowers
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Painted lacquer on wood with bronze mounts. Signature reads: Isawu-O.
Japanese Garden Screen with Koi, Iris, & Turtle...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
SALE - NOW SAVE 20% OR MORE Japan, a superb four-panel silk screen byobu depicting a panoramic garden replete with koi, turtles, Iris nestled near a walking bridge and wooden roofed...
Large Antique Japanese Scroll Depicting a Nesti...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper, Silk
Large and exceptional Japanese hanging scroll with a realistically painted depiction of a nesting crane by Yoshifuji Yoshio, Taisho/Showa period, early 20th century. Materials: In...
Japanese Screen, Spring Flowers
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese screen, spring flowers (with peonies and cherry blossoms) Mineral pigments on silver leaf. Artist signature and seal read Mukai. One of a pair with S1191, sold separately.
Japanese Screen, Summer Flowers on Silver
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese screen: Summer flowers on silver (with morning glories and hibiscus) Mineral pigments on silver leaf. Artist signature and seal read Mukai One of a pair with S1190, sold ...
Chinese Hardstone, Cloisonne Enamel and Lacquer...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Stone, Enamel
Dedicated craftsmanship in traditional techniques, combined with refined simplicity in design, makes this antique Chinese screen a truly special piece. Built from hardwood and decora...
Japanese Antique Scroll Swirl of Five Koi Fish ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Japan, a swirl of Koi or Carp ripple the waters in this auspicious art composition a hand-painted early antique signed silk scroll dating to the Taisho era early 20th century. Koi so...
Important Japanese Butterfly Four-Panel Screen ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Fabric
FEBRUARY SALE - NOW SAVE 25% AND MORE Japan, a beautiful and unusual four-panel screen Byobu with 12 hand embroidered Butterflies -Shushu- applied to its blue sky colored silk cloth...
Japanese Antique Peaceful Zen Screen, Moon Ligh...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper
Japan, a fine two-panel screen Byobu of simple brush strokes on cream ground paper, in a serene, peaceful mood of a rising moon over mountains a waterfall and bamboo. It dates Ta...
Japanese Fine Antique Gold Mist Mountainside Co...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Japan, a fine Mountain Country House and Gardens summer silk screen, gold and pigment on silk ,six-panel screens, measuring 141 inches in length fully extended and 68.75 inches in he...
"Fruit Study" by Won Tai
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings
Silk
With soft yet clear color, this Qing-dynasty watercolor by artist Won Tai depicts freshly snipped, fruit-laden branches presented in a fine porcelain bowl. Exploiting the medium’s sh...
Japanese Style Wallpaper Art Deco Screen, circa...
Vintage 1920s Paintings and Screens
Paper
Embossed paper screen painted in the Japanese taste. Decorated with vases of flowers and birds in the recto. Tissus with plant paterns in the back, circa 1920.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Boats Moored in the ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Fishing boats waiting for dusk in a river landscape, gold and silver dust on paper. Signature reads: Suikei. Back seal reads: hikifune (pulling ship), kin pun (gold powder), furosaki...
Chinoiserie Screen Art Deco Style in Colour Chi...
Unknown
Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Lacquer
Wood
Chinese Paravent, Art Deco style, China red lacker, main frame in black lacquer, base material wood, can be used as room divider as back side as a decoration as well, Front bird des...
Antique Pair of Chinese Carved Gemstone Table S...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Agate, Coral, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Multi-gemstone
Fabulous and opposing pair of Chinese finely hand-carved gemstone table screens with Rose Quartz, Jade, Agate, Tiger Eye, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and other gemstones supported...
Japanese Bijin-ga Painting of Woman in Period K...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Rare Japanese Taisho period Bijin-ga style painting of a beautiful woman in period kimono holding a fan, circa 1920. Bijin-ga is a Japanese term used to describe paintings or pict...
Monumental Late 19th Century Chinese Ancestral ...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings
Linen
Reflecting the role that ancestor worship played in Chinese culture, this Qing-dynasty painting depicts several generations of family, dressed in intricately-detailed and brilliantly...
Set of Four Late 19th-Early 20th Century Chines...
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Set of four late 19th-early 20th century Chinese reversed mirror paintings.
Japanese Antique Gold Calligraphy Screen, Golde...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Paper
Japan, a fine two-panel screen Byobu of broad black brush strokes on gold ground, in big bold calligraphy roughly translating as "high moral behavior" or as the literal Chinese trans...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen "Flowering Tree by Ed...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Rimpa-style painting of branches hanging low next to a river, a Korin subject and Korin-style ripples in the river. Unusual technique of raised paint (gofun) covered in silver with a...
Japanese Four Panel Screen, Okinawa Painting of...
Vintage 1920s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Okinawa paintings are few and far between and have different colors and textures from other Japanese screens. Vibrant mineral pigments on a soft ground of mulberry paper, signature a...
Japanese "Treasure Rabbits" Two-Panel Screen Ta...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Fabric
Japan, a beautiful and unusual two-panel screen Byobu with seven hand embroidered Rabbits including -Treasure rabbits appliques -Shushu- applied to its cream colored paper surface an...
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Lilies on ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese Two Panel Screen: Flowering Lilies on the Beach with Dancing Crabs. Spider lilies, tiger lilies, and morning glories Taisho (1912-1926) / Showa (1926 - 1989) period Min...
Japanese Six-Panel Screen "Wild Grasses and Peo...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Mineral pigments on gold leaf. Artist: Keibun (Matsumura). One of a pair with S1428, sold separately.
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Swallows in Tropical...
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Okinawa painting with palm trees, flying swallows, and antheriums. Graphic and dynamic splashes of color and design gives this painting an air of modernism. This is a traditional sub...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen, Magnolia in Bloom
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Vibrant blue mineral pigments and mica dust on mulberry paper. Deco painting, beautifully executed. Signature unreadable.
Important Japanese "Moon Rabbits" Two-Panel Scr...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Fabric
Japan, a beautiful and unusual two-panel screen Byobu with nine hand embroidered Rabbits including fantastic -moon rabbits appliqués -Shushu- applied to its cream colored paper surfa...
Chinese Hardstone and Lacquer Folding Screen
Early 20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Stone
This stunning Chinese screen is an exceptionally well-crafted piece, beautifully decorated with intricate hardstone carvings. Measuring nearly two metres in height, this screen has c...
Japanese Two-Panel Screen "Pine Tree on Silver"
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Japanese two-panel screen: Pine tree on silver. Ink painting on silver leaf. Signed "Shugaku" with a seal dated circa 1920. Artist: Nishimura Shugaku (1867-1924), based in Kyoto, ...
Japan Important Horse Uma Scroll Silk Painting ...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Bone, Silk, Wood, Paper
Japan important horse -uma- hand-painted scroll painting ink on silk, Keisen Tomita (1879-1936) Taisho period Accompanied by its original signed double box tomobako. Dimensions: 2...
Japan Antique Two Horses Hand-Painted Silk Scro...
Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Paintings and Screens
Silk
Japan, an attractive old hand painting on silk scroll of a pair of artistic horses and spring felt Sakura cherry tree, signed. With desirable old bone rollers. Period: Taisho perio...
Early 20th Century Chinese Reverse Glass Portra...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paint
With its sparkling color and Folk Art appeal, this portrait painting from circa 1900 makes a delightful accent to a bedroom or study. This portrait painting of a young woman is an ex...
Early 20th Century Chines Reverse Glass Portrai...
Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Glass, Wood, Paint
With its sparkling color and folk art appeal, this portrait painting from circa 1900 makes a delightful accent to a bedroom or study. This portrait painting of a young woman is an ex...
Large Chinese Painted Screen With Bamboo Forest
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Paintings and Screens
Fantastic large-scale Chinese hand-painted six-panel screen depicting a bamboo forest interspersed with groups of figures and rock outcroppings. Hand painted paper laid down on board...
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