19th Century Four Panel Kano School Chinese Style Folding Screen or Room Divider


A very well painted four fold Kano School, Chinese influenced, Byobu of a late winter snow with red berries peeking through the snow. A pair of Mandarin ducks, a family symbol, are on a rock formation under a flowering prunus which was considered the harbinger of the arrival of spring, the season of renewal and growth. Three are bamboo and pines with prunus and they are referred to as the ‘three friends’. The Kano School is favoured by the aristocrats of the Floating Islands of Japan and is beautifully shown in the screens which is so well painted with paints made from mineral pigments. Provenance: Hastings House Antiques 10-27-2002 $22,000 D. Gorgin Roslyn NY Two centre panels are 24.75 inches each and two side panels are 25.50 inches each.

SKU: 101-Roslyn22 Category:



Dealer Location: Stamford, Ct

Number of Items: 1

Reference Number: 101-Roslyn22

Condition: Good

Wear: There seems to be two tears or the like, barely noticeable on the back of the screen. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.

Height: 67.25 inches

Width: 100.50 inches

Depth: 0.63 inches

Style: NA

Date of origin: 1890s

Place of Manufacture: Japan

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