Screens

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Japanese Screens for exhibition of Bonsai, accents and Suiseki

A limited range of screens . These are one offs and are not repeated .Once sold there will not be any more available

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Byobu (Folding Screens) are the famous Japanese screens, The word “byobu” in Japanese meant a room divider and these were  used to divide up rooms and make smaller enclosed areas for various reasons such as the Teac Ceremony. The literal translation of Byobu is 'breeze wall' . Screens were #always part of Japanese life in the more affluent family homes and these came to high art starting in the 1500's. By the late 18th century the art of Byobu became used for for decoration and it is these very highly painted screens that were immediately bought by foreign travellers and hung on the wall. Using a screen that way possibly defeats the original intention for the screen but in some ways it was what would keep the screen safe and out of harms way. The Byobu  that are found today have four to six panels and they can be folded to store. The most common size of full height Byobu is 170 cm high and 200 cm wide (60x80 inches). and the half height range from 60 inches to 82 inches wide and around 36 inches tall. Essentially this is because Japanese will tend to kneel or sit cross leg on the floor and therefore a taller screen would be to overpowering. There are various types of Byobu. Furosaki-Byobu screens which are created to hide objects from the people sitting on the tatami mats are approximately 36 inches high, lower than full height Boyobu.
The larger screens shown here are Furosaki- Byobi

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Item: The Black FoldingScreen: Black lacquer screen with metal inserts
Origin: Japanese
Primary material: Mix metal & wood
Original: Original
Age:1970 -1980
Condition: Excellent condition! Unused! With the original box.
Width (both sides):24.5cm/9.65inches 
Width (centre section):50cm/19.69 inches
Total width: 39 inches
Height:54cm /21.26 Inches
Thickness :1.4cm /0.55inches
Weight:3.8kg/8.36pounds
£295

This is a folding screen for Armour, Helmets and Japanese dolls. It is perfect for the display of Bonsai, Suiseki and Accent Plantings.  It is called a Byobu. On this screen metal carvings of Fujisan have been carved and inserted.  Very beautiful  and elegant work! Excellent condition! Unused! With the original box. I got this item from a closed Japanese doll's store. This item was kept at the store for a long time. This kind of screen is very difficult to get these days.

 
 

Gold six fold Screen 'Byobu' dating from the 1920's

Height : 44.8cm(17.64in)
Width : about 60cm(23.62 in)
Weight : about 800g(1.76 lb)

£135 Perfect for Suiseki display

Perfect for a Shohin or Mame Bonsai display background

I have three of these for sale

 


 

This is a large four folding screen .It is called a Kinbyobu.

Metal decoration down the outside edges
This is also used for Gogatu-ningyo (May dolls). They decorate in Kodomonohi (Boys day. May-5). It hopes for the smooth growth of boys that they will have  strength and success in life. However these days it is used for Tokonoma display of a special Bonsai Pot , Shohin, Chewin or a Suiseki. Almost a room within a room. It is precisely because of this that using such a screen is perfect for a modern Bonsai Exhibition to show of a special tree that is below the height of the screen.

Item: The Gold Screen 1 Real Gold leaf with a thin black edge
Origin: Japanese
Primary material:
Gold leaf, paper and wood / Reverse is also covered in grey Silk
Original: Original
Age:1960-1970
Condition:
 Good condition for the age. It has some very tiny dents. But, these are not conspicuous.  With the original box.
Width
(each side):35.5-37cm/13.98-14.57inches
Total width:
145cm/57.09 inches
Height:
60cm /23.62nches
Thickness :
1.2cm /0.47inches
Weight:
with the box-:1.72kg/3.78pounds


£sold

 

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This style of screen is called Byobu, they are designed to act as backdrops to Armour, Porcelain items, Bonsai, Suiseki and Art works they also are used to hide preparation during the tea ceremony.

The White  Screen : White screen with Lacquered Black edge and hand carved metal inserts
Origin: Japanese
Primary material: Mix metal & wood
Original: Original
Age:1970 -1980
Condition: Excellent condition! Unused! With the original box.
Width (both side):24.5cm/9.65inches 
Width (centre side):50cm/19.69 inches
Total width: 39 inches
Height:
54cm /21.26 nches
Thickness :1.4cm /0.55 inches
Weight: 3.8kg/8.36pounds

£275


 

The White Screen

 

 

 

Small Screens-
Japanese miniature artworks

 

 

Wild Flowers. 12x4 inches 30.5x12.4cms A four screen scroll painted with vibrant Japanese wild spring flowers The artists seal i on the screen. £45.50

This is a tiny Screen for  a small Suiseki and for miniature Bonsai Pots

 
 
 
 
 

A superb signed miniature Japanese Folded screen hand painted with beautiful cherry blossom on a gold background. The painting is done onto Washi or parchment and then mounted on a material background. The effect is great.

This style of screen is called Byobu, they are designed to act as backdrops to either flower pots, porcelain or Ikebana - flower arranging, they also are used to hide preparation during the tea ceremony.

This screen is a two panel screen and measures 21cm tall and 27cm long 8 inchesx 11½ inches when fully extended. An exquisite piece of art. This will be good with a high quality plain Shohin Pot and Daiza.

£49.95

 

This is a small plain gold screen perfect for Shohin or Mame Bonsai
30 x 42 cms Sold


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