01 avril 2018

Tsukada Shukyo, Pair of Vases, Japan, circa 1910

Tsukada Shukyo, Pair of Vases, Japan, circa 1910, silver with touches of gold, height 34.7 cm, Khalili Collections, MX 94 © 2016 Khalili Collections.
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01 avril 2018

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900

Tray, Japan, Tokyo, circa 1900, cloisonné, musen and yusen enamel, applied with a shakudo rim, 30.8 x 26 cm, Khalili Collections, E 37 © 2016 Khalili Collections.
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31 mars 2018

A carved wood figure of Fudo Myo-O, Japan, Heian period, 12th century

Lot 3089. A carved wood figure of Fudo Myo-O, Japan, Heian period, 12th century; 92.2 cm, 36 1/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (63,069 - 84,091 EUR). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. the Immovable Wisdom King worked from a single block of cypress wood in the ichiboku zukuri technique, powerfully carved standing with his body leaning to one side, simply dressed with a loincloth knotted at the waist and cascading in... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2018

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Enfers et fantômes d'Asie au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Plongée dans le monde des esprits, de l’épouvante et des créatures fantastiques, l’exposition ENFERS ET FANTÔMES D’ASIE présentée au musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac s’empare des histoires de fantômes en Asie Orientale et du Sud-Est et de leurs adaptations contemporaines. Un parcours aux frontières du réel, où se croisent principalement le cinéma, l’art religieux, le théâtre, la création contemporaine, le manga ou le jeu vidéo. Des estampes d’Hokusai à... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

A superbly carved wood figure of Amida Nyorai, Japan, late Heian period, 12th century

Lot 3036. A superbly carved wood figure of Amida Nyorai, Japan, late Heian period, 12th century; 37 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (153,480 - 191,850 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved in two hollowed sections joined vertically [warihagi zukuri], the rounded face with delicate features portrayed in a meditative expression, gently defined with half open bow-shaped eyes and slit pendulous earlobes, below tightly curled hair... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

Amida Raigo: The Descent of Amida, Japan, Kamakura period, Attributed to Takakane Takashina (Active 1309-1330)

Lot 3071. Amida Raigo: The Descent of Amida, Japan, Kamakura period, Attributed to Takakane Takashina (Active 1309-1330), ink, colour, gold and silver on silk; 125.5 by 56.6 cm, 49 3/8  by 22 1/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 decorated with a figure of Amitabha Buddha with both hands held in vitarcka mudra, flanked by a pair of Bodhisattvas, Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta, the two Bodhisattvas rendered reverential with one depicted... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2018

Important Japanese prints from the collection of Henry Steiner on view in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sixty-two Japanese prints and one color woodblock album spanning nearly 150 years—from ca. 1710 to 1857—will go on view this March in an exhibition at Sebastian Izzard Asian Art in New York City. The works range from beauty prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, and actor prints by Tōshūsai Sharaku to Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic Great Wave. They were collected by Henry Steiner, the distinguished Hong Kong-based graphic designer, whose many corporate clients have included HSBC, for which he designed the iconic red and white... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2018

Ippodo Gallery opens exhibition of tea wares by more than 15 contemporary Japanese potters

© Ippodo Gallery NEW YORK, NY.- In celebration of Ippodo Gallery NY’s 10th anniversary, the gallery announces an exhibition of tea wares by more than 15 contemporary Japanese potters. Ranging from young artists to master craftsmen, the works evoke a wonderful feeling of harmony. The five senses are magnified as you hold a bowl in your palms, with each acting as their own microcosmos. Ippodo has always focused on the tea-related artworks as a core cultural component of Japan, with tea ceremony and its... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Large Nabeshima-Type Cylindrical Vase, Late Edo Period, Japan

Large Nabeshima-Type Cylindrical Vase, Late Edo Period, Japan. Height: 47.6cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A tall porcelain vase of cylindrical form with carved horizontal ribs overall. The entire piece is covered with a sweet blue-green celadon glaze. In an old fitted and inscribed Japanese wooden box. The ribbed decoration of this piece appears on ceramic censers in the the neo-archaistic designs of Longquan celadons in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 A.D., China). It is likely that these celadons, imported... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2018

Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Japanese wooden lion and guardian dog, dated 1315. Height: 56 cm and 60 cm. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Izumi Sukeyuki, Seated Puppy, Japan, 1838-1918. Boxwood. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Japanese wooden sculpture of Fudo Myo-O, 13th century. Height: 40.2 cm. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Large Japanese blue and white dish with map of Japan. Edo period, 19th century. © Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art Hiroshi Yanagi Oriental Art. Exhibiting... [Lire la suite]