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Lot 9. A glass cicada, Han Dynasty; 3.7cm, 1 1/2 inEstimate 500 — 700 GBP (678 - 950 EUR). Lot sold 3,000 GBP (4,182 EUR)Photo Sotheby's.

the glass of green tone with calcified caramel inclusions, Japanese wood box; together with three shell ornaments, Shang dynasty, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 6.

ProvenanceMayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. 

BibliographyGlass Cicada: Ryūsen Shūhō. Sōgyō shichijū shūnen kinen/Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 2, pl. 644.

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Lot 12. A glass cicada, Han Dynasty, 3.5cm., 1 1/2 inEstimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Lot sold 2,500 GBP (3,485 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

the glass calcified to an ivory tone, Japanese wood box; together with a glass bi disc, calcified to a milky-white and caramel tone. Quantité: 3.

Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. 

Exhibition: The glass cicada: Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu ten [Ancient glass from Orient], Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1978, cat. no. 473.

Bibliography: The glass cicada:
Ryūsen Shūhō. Sōgyō shichijū shūnen kinen/Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 2, pl. 644.
Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu: Tozai kosho shi no shiten kara [Ancient glass from Orient: A point of view from the negotiation of East and West], Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 241.

 

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Lot 13. A study group of jade and glass cicadas, Han Dynasty. The largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in.Estimate 2,500 — 3,000 GBP (3,391 - 4,070 EUR)Lot sold 3,500 GBP (4,879 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

comprising: a jade cicada and two glass cicadas; together with a glass dragon ornament, Warring States period, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 7. 

Provenance: The jade and glass cicadas: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo.

Exhibition: The jade and glass cicadas: Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu ten [Ancient glass from Orient], Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1978, cat. no. 473 (right).

Bibliography: The jade and glass cicadas:
Ryūsen Shūhō. Sōgyō shichijū shūnen kinen/Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 2, pls 55 (left) and 645 (right).
Tokubetu tenkan toyo kodai galasu: Tozai kosho shi no shiten kara [Ancient glass from Orient: A point of view from the negotiation of East and West], Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1980, pl. 240 (right).

Sotheby'sThe Soul of Japanese Aesthetics – The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 10:00 AM