London, South Kensington
8 November 2007
A FOUR FOLD SCREEN, 19TH CENTURY
with four mounted paper panels in sumi, gofun and colour, each depicting a falcon tethered to a perch, one attempting to take off, another trying to undo the restraining ties, each with a circular seal, all on a gold leaf ground, within gold sprinkled paper borders, the reverse decorated with large painted scrolling leaves -- each panel 67¼in. x 25½in. max. (170.8cm.x 64.8cm.), the painted panels 47¼in. x 20¼in. (120cm. x 51.4cm.).
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