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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 16

Japanese 6-panel folding screen or byobu, ex-Marvin Runyon

Estimate: $800 - $900

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Japanese 6-panel folding room divider screen, also known as a byobu. Gold leaf with ink and color applied to paper. Scene of figures including samurai, nobles, commoners, others in the open landscape with carriage near a body of water and boat, extending across six hinged panels. Black lacquer frame, bronze edge fitting, floral silk finished edges, and print paper backing. Appears unsigned. Overall: 54 3/4" H X 127" W. Each panel approx.: 54 3/4" H x 20 3/4" W. Likely Edo period, mid 19th century or earlier.


Overall good condition. Each panel with repairs and restorations to paper, mainly around edges of panels. Scattered losses to surface including to area of gold leaf and colored pigment. Areas of surface abrasion, toning, dimples and areas of craquelure throughout. Wear to silk banding. Frame with wear, touch-ups, small holes to edge; possible losses to prior fittings.

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The collection of Dr. Ken and Linda Moore, acquired from Marvin Runyon (1924-2004, former CEO of Nissan North America, TVA Chairman, and U.S. Postmaster General, who is believed to have acquired it in Japan).