Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), Jigoku dayu [Hell Courtesan]. Hanging scroll, ink, colour and gold on silk, signed Joku Kyosai zu [Equal in Nothingness, painted by Kyosai] and sealed Kyosai gi kaku [painted by Kyosai for amusement]. Dimensions: 149 x 95cm (58 3/5 x 37 1/2 in.). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013

ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. CHRISTIE'S SOUTH KENSINGTON. Auction: Asobi: Ingenious Creativity, Ceramics from the Collection of Bernard Leach, Tuesday, 15 October, 2013. Jeremy Morgan (Chinese Dept.), Eleonora Mazzeo (Chinese Interiors), Anastasia Von Seibold (Japanese Dept.), Ayako Aso (Japanese Dept.). Phone +44 (0)20 7930 6074