08 août 2015

Two Japanese lacquer and mixed inlay 'Foxes wedding' panels, 19th century

Two Japanese lacquer and mixed inlay 'Foxes wedding' panels, 19th century. Estimate: £25,000 – £30,000 ($38,750 - $46,500). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The panels decorated in relief with carved ivory, bone, mother-of-pearl and stag antler inlay, the first panel is depicting a scene from the Japanese folklore kitsune no yomeiri, The Foxes Wedding, showing the wedding procession at night with lanterns before a torii gate in a misty woodland, the fox seated in the palanquin bearing the family crest of a... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2015

The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells by Yoichirō Hirase

Image from, The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells by Yoichirō Hirase, Volume I Plate III © Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)  Image from, The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells by Yoichirō Hirase, Volume I Plate XV © Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)  Image from, The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells by Yoichirō Hirase, Volume I Plate XVIII © Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) Image from, The Illustrations of a Thousand Shells by Yoichirō Hirase, Volume II Plate XL © Peabody Essex Museum... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2015

Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibition displays works by Living National Treasures

Suzuki Sansei (Japanese, b. 1936), celadon globular jar, about 1990–95, stoneware with crackled powder blue celadon glaze, 14-1/2 x 15-5/8 (diam.) in. Purchased with funds provided by Leonard and Kathryn Betley, 2009.91. © Suzuki Sansei.  INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- Centuries-old traditions blend with the innovative techniques and eye-catching designs of today in theIMA’s exhibition, Tradition Reborn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Tradition Reborn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics explores the interface between... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2015

Nouvelle exposition au MEG : « Le bouddhisme de Madame Butterfly. Le japonisme bouddhique ».

Affiche de l'exposition © 2015 Musée d'ethnographie, Genève.  GENEVE - Du 9 septembre 2015 au 10 janvier 2016, le Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG) présente une nouvelle exposition temporaire sur le japonisme bouddhique. L’exposition révèle la passion de nombreux Européens pour le bouddhisme nippon et son art, survenue à la suite de l’ouverture du Japon sur le Monde en 1854. Elle montre l’influence de la culture japonaise et de ses courants de pensée sur les mouvements artistiques européens de la fin du 19e siècle et... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2015

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700. Estimate £300 - 500 (€420 - 710). Photo: Bonhams. The circular dish, influenced by Chinese transitional wares, with central scene of a farmer and cows crossing a bridge within panelled borders featuring figures and stylised foliage, (cracked and repaired), 55cm diameter Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 8 Jul 2015 11:00 BST - EDINBURGH
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02 juillet 2015

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700

A large Arita somestsuke charger, circa 1700. Estimate £500 - 700 (€710 - 990). Photo: Bonhams. The well depicting birds around a lotus pond within an arcaded border featuring flower designs spaced by a fish scale ground, 53cm diameter Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 8 Jul 2015 11:00 BST - EDINBURGH
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05 mai 2015

Five magatama, Japan, Kofun period from the Tsuneichi Inoue Collection at Sotheby's, 13 may 2015

Two magatama, Japan, Kofun period (250-538). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. one of glass or jade-simulant, comma-shaped form, the other of jade, modelled as a crescent-shaped bead with a serrated edge, carved with lappets arranged in a semicircle, each pierced with an aperture at one end, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 4. The largest: 8cm., 3 1/8 in. Provenance: One (left): Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Exhibition:One (left): Tokubetu... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2015

Bonhams to auction five masterpieces of the Meiji period

Iron model of a spiny lobster, made by an unknown artisan. Estimated at £30,000-40,000 (€42,000 - 56,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- Five exquisite items from the Meiji Period, including delicate cloisonné and magnificent ironwork, will lead the Fine Japanese Art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. Estimates for the lots, made by some of the greatest craftsmen of the era, range from £5,000-8,000 to £30,000-40,000. The top lot of the Meiji Period items in the auction is a fully articulated iron model... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

An inquiring mind: American collecting of Japanese and Korean art at Christie's

  An impressive iron articulated model of a dragon, Edo period (18th - 19th century), signed Myochin Nobuie and kao (cursive monogram). Estimate: $300,000 – 400,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- On April 22, Christie's will offer An Inquiring Mind: American Collecting of Japanese and Korean Art, a selection of 130 works mainly from illustrious private and public collections. This rich and varied sale, with estimates ranging from $1,500 up to $600,000 includes works of antiquity, screens,... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

Tenjin - Sugawara no Michizane, Japon, ca 19ème siècle

Tenjin - Sugawara no Michizane, Japon, ca 19ème siècle.  Estimation : 2 000 € / 3 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Bois laqué. H. 53 cm Très belle représentation de Tenjin assis, tenant une tablette de la main droite. "Tenjin" est en fait l'abréviation de Tenman Daijizai Tenjin, titre divin attribué à Sugawara no Michizane (845-903), illustre homme d'état, savant et artiste  disgracié et exilé à priori à tort. Il fut d'abord considéré comme un esprit rancunier et farouche qu'il fallait se ménager, et donc... [Lire la suite]
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