15 janvier 2017

Large Jar, 15th century; Muromachi period (1336–1573)

Large Jar, 15th century; Muromachi period (1336–1573. Shigaraki ware; stoneware with natural olive-green ash glaze. H. 54.5 cm (21 7/16 in.). Purchased with a gift from Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940S, and Molly Bareiss; the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund; and the Henry Sage Goodwin, B.A. 1927, Fund, 1992.72.1a-b. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery  This large storage jar from the Shigaraki valley, located to the southeast of Kyoto, epitomizes a love for traditional Japanese ceramics. The jar, coil-built in... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

Ito Jakuchu (1716–1800), White Cockatoo, ca. 1755, Edo period (1615–1868)

Ito Jakuchu (1716–1800), White Cockatoo, ca. 1755, Edo period (1615–1868). Hanging scroll: ink and color on silk. Without mounting: 108 x 48.5 cm (42 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.); with mounting: 190 x 62.3 cm (74 13/16 x 24 1/2 in.); width, with rollers: 67.8 cm (26 11/16 in.). Gift of Rosemarie and Leighton R. Longhi, B.A. 1967, 2006.210.7a-b. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Yuzo Yamane, “Kokka,” Kokka Magazine (1889–1908): no. 1203. Tadashi Kobayashi, Nobuo Tsuji, and Takeshi... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2017

Konoe Nobutada (Japanese, 1565–1614), Waka Byobu (Poetry Screen), ca. 1610–14, Momoyama period (1573–1615)

Konoe Nobutada (Japanese, 1565–1614), Waka Byobu (Poetry Screen), ca. 1610–14, Momoyama period (1573–1615). Six-panel folding screen: ink on paper. Without mounting (each panel ): 141.8 -142.2 x 48.7-54.5 cm (55 13/16 - 56 x 19 3/16 - 21 7/16 in.), when folded overall size: ca. 55 13/16 x 21 1/2 x 8 inches. Purchased with a gift from Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, LL.B. 1963, and the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund, 2010.39.1. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Kunihiko Shimonaka,... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 8. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl and bordered with chequered bands, the cover and the front with two lozenge-shaped panels containing a pavilion amongst a maple tree and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers] and a hawk amongst tachibana on a shippo-hanabishi ground, the sides with... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century

Lot 6. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in shark skin, gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl over a black ground, each panel bordered with inlaid bands and shippo patterns, copper gilt fittings engraved with stylised flowers - 16.9cm. wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - 7,000 Notes: For an example decorated in shark skin in the Tokyo... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 5. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover with prunus, camellia with flowering vines and tachibana, the front with kiri [paulownia], prunus and peony, one side with morning glory and tachibana, the other side with vines and autumn flowers, the back with further vines and flowers,... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 4. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover and the front with camellia and kiri [paulownia], the sides with morning glory and vines, the back with further vines, each panel bordered with bands of geometric patterns and namban tendril, copper fittings engraved with stylised flowers... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 3. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century  © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover with tachibana and vine, the front with chrysanthemum, vine and cherry blossom, one side with morning glory and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers], the other side with tachibana and vines, the back with further tachibana,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 2. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century  © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the fall front with three birds amongst cherry blossoms, the top with a pair of birds and camellia trees, one side with tachibana and kikyo [Chinese bellflower] and the other with camellia trees and chrysanthemums, the back with morning glory, each panel bordered with bands of... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 1. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century  © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover and the front with birds in flight amongst tachibana and camellia, one side with kiri [paulownia] and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers], the other side with tachibana and kikyo, the back with morning glory, all... [Lire la suite]