30 mai 2020

A lacquer smith work table or rectangular board, Tsubame Tori Ban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989)

      Lot 5082. A lacquer smith work table or rectangular board, Tsubame Tori Ban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989); 2.9 by 55.7 by 38.8 cm, 1 1/8  by 22 by 12 1/3  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with canted corners, the top of the panel with dense and abstract splashes of red lacquer over black extending over the sides to the edges of the reverse, the reverse with a superb marblelised ground of... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2020

A lacquer smith's low table, urushi goshi joban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989)

Lot 5106. A lacquer smith's low table, urushi goshi joban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989); 17.2 by 88 by 40.7 cm, 6 3/4  by 34 5/8  by 16 in. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel supported on two vertical recessed panels further resting on four short feet, the marblelised top of the table with an irregular residue of built-up layers of black and red lacquer extending down the sides. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

A rare six-fold painted ‘Frolicking lion’ screen, Japan, Edo period, 19th century

Lot 12. A rare six-fold painted ‘Frolicking lion’ screen, Japan, Edo period, 19th century; 175 x 396 cm, 67⅞by 156 in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. decorated with a karashishi in front of a waterfall, ink, pigment and gofun on paper. Provenance: Sotheby’s Paris, 16 December 2010, lot 357. Sotheby’s. Eclectic, Paris, 26 May 2020
15 mai 2020

Royal Collection Trust publishes 'Japan: Courts and Culture'

LONDON.- The Royal Collection contains one of the finest holdings of Japanese works of art in the western world, significant for both the unique provenance and the exceptional quality of the objects.For the first time, highlights from across the collection are brought together in the publication Japan: Courts and Culture, which tells the story of three centuries of diplomatic, artistic and cultural exchange between Britain and Japan.Featuring new research on previously unpublished works, the book showcases the unparalleled... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2020

TAI Modern, leading dealer of contemporary Japanese bamboo art, exhibits at Asia Week New York

Abe Motoshi, Ocean Current, 2010, madake bamboo, rattan, 9.50 x 11.50 x 11.50 in. © TAI Modern NEW YORK, NY.- TAI Modern is returning to this year's Asia Week New York to exhibit important historic and contemporary works of Japanese bamboo art. As the world's premier gallery for contemporary Japanese bamboo art, TAI Modern embraces this opportunity to provide education and guidance to established collectors and first-time viewers alike. "I am thrilled to be able to bring these works to Asia Week. The knowledgeable and... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2020

Scholten Japanese Art presents 'The Baron J. Bachofen von Echt Collection of Golden Age Ukiyo-e'

NEW YORK, NY.- Scholten Japanese Art is participating in Asia Week 2020 with an extraordinary offering of Japanese woodblock prints: The Baron J. Bachofen von Echt Collection of Golden Age Ukiyo-e. The collection is comprised of a highly selective group of twenty-two figural woodblock prints produced during a period considered the highpoint of the genre, known as the ‘golden age’ of ukiyo-e, reaching its peak in the last decade of the 18th century. The prints depict bijin-ga (lit. ‘beautiful person’), the influencers of... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2020

Best of the Best on View in 'Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection' at Harvard Art Museums

  Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies,  1768, Edo period, 1615-1868. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree © Robert Feinberg. The Harvard Art Museums present Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, a special exhibition of more than 120 of the finest works from the preeminent collection of Robert S. (Harvard class of 1961) and Betsy G. Feinberg; the exhibition runs through July 26, 2020. ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

GALLERY TANAKAYA, Stand 70b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japan, 1797-1858), Musashi Noga Yokohama (Noge and Yokohama, Musashi Province). Woodblock print from the series Fuji Sanjûrokkei (36 Views of Mount Fuji). Format oban tate-e (36.3 x 25.1 cm). Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô, dated Ansei 5 (1858), 4th month. © Galerie Tanakaya. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japan, 1839-1892), Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki-Iga no Tsubone (The Moon at Midnight at Mount Yoshino-Iga no Tsubone). Woodblock print from the series Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2020

Shikami Akujo, Attributed to the Echizen Deme family of master sculptors, Japan, Momoyama period, circa late 16th century

Shikami Akujo, Noh theatre mask. Attributed to the Echizen Deme family of master sculptors, Japan, Momoyama period, circa late 16th century. Wood (camphor). H 20.2 cm. © Yann Ferrandin. Literature: Masked warriors - battle stage of the Samurai, Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Leyden, 2018. YANN FERRANDIN, Stand 80c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020.
13 janvier 2020

'Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan' at Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo - The year 2020 marks 1,300 years since the compilation of Japan's oldest official history, The Chronicles of Japan (Nihon Shoki). The history contains two narratives: one of sacred lzumo inhabited by the gods of Shinto and ruled over by Ōkuninushi; and one of mortal Yamato, a place of human governance ruled over by the emperor. In partnership with their present-day counterparts, Shimane Prefecture (Izumo) and Nara Prefecture (Yamato), this special exhibition brings together rare and remarkable artifacts to explore... [Lire la suite]