A blue glass cup, possibly Korea, Silla dynasty

A blue glass cup, possibly Korea, Silla dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD)Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

the deep flaring sides rising from a splayed foot to a gently lobed rim, decorated to the exterior with raised circular bosses, Japanese wood box; together with a blue glass sprinkler, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 5 - 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in.

ProvenanceMayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo.

ExhibitionCup: Exhibition of Eastern Art. Celebrating the opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1968, cat. no 745.

Sprinkler: Exhibition of Eastern Art. Celebrating the opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, 1968, cat. no 746.

BibliographyCup: Ryūsen Shūhō. Sōgyō shichijū shūnen kinen/Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 2, pl. 656.
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, 1980, pl. 250. 

Sprinkler: Ryūsen Shūhō. Sōgyō shichijū shūnen kinen/Mayuyama: Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 2, pl. 660.
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, 1980, pl. 252.

A blue glass ornament, Korea, Silla dynasty

A blue glass ornament, Korea, Silla dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD)Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

of circular form, with ring-punched decoration, Japanese wood box; together with a blue glass lobed bead and a Japanese iron box and cover, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 7 - 3.7cm., 1 5/8 in.

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