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]

29 décembre 2019

The MAK Vienna opens an exhibition devoted to the late period of the ukiyo-e

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, The Spirit of Asakura Tōgo , 1851 © MAK / Georg Mayer VIENNA.- For the 150th anniversary of Austrian-Japanese friendship the MAK exhibition KUNIYOSHI +: Design and Entertainment in Japanese Woodblock Prints is devoted to the late period of the ukiyo-e. The show’s main spotlight is on one of the most important and innovative artists of the nineteenth century, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797– 1861). Selected prints from the extensive woodblock print collection in the MAK show his works so to... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2019

The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 80. The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century; 13.8 cm., 5½ in. high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 81. A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 32.5 cm., 12¾ in. high. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GPB. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black enamels, the figure seated... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2019

Masterpieces by Japan's most celebrated lacquer artist from a royal collection offered at Bonhams

LONDON.- Bonhams announced the sale Masterpieces of Japanese art from a Royal collection that will take place on Thursday 7 November at Bonhams New Bond Street saleroom. The works of art from this outstanding private collection were created by some of the most acclaimed artists to emerge in Japan during the Edo and Meiji Periods.  Highlights of the collection will also be on exhibition at Bonhams New York from the 5-11 September 2019, before going to Bonhams Hong Kong saleroom from the 9-11 October 2019. Among... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2019

"Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro... Les grands maîtres du japon. Collection Leskowicz" à l'Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

 Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1864), Le Type populaire, série Physionomie de trente-deux types dans le monde moderne, 1821-1822, nishiki-e, 38,2 x 27 cm, Collection Georges Leskowicz, Photo : © Christian Moutarde. L’Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d’art présente les coutumes et la culture japonaise de l’époque Edo (1600-1867), à travers plus de 150 estampes ukiyo-e et autres objets remarquables dévoilés au public français pour la toute première fois. Ils sont pour la plupart issus de la collection de Georges... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2019

Bonhams to offer the collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis

Lot 521. A Rare and Important Gilt Bronze Figure of Chijang Bosal (Ksitigarbha), Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 13th-14th century. Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000 (€ 720,000 - 1,100,000). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11, Bonhams will present the sale of The Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis, which is highlighted by a rare and important gilt bronze figure of Chijang Bosal (Ksitigarbha), Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 13th/14th century (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000). The collection of 115 lots also includes... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2019

Sur la route du Tokaido. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Leskowicz au Musée Guimet

Sur la route du Tokaido. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Leskowicz au Musée Guimet. L’acquisition récente d’un important album d’estampes du Tokaido ayant appartenu à Victor Segalen (1878-1919), poète, romancier et sinologue, est l’occasion de présenter pour la première fois au public cette route autour de laquelle s’agrègent de nombreuses estampes fameuses. Cette route de la mer de l’Est reliant Edo (l’antique Tokyo) à Kyoto était l’axe majeur du Japon de l’époque d’Edo (1603-1868). Le Tokaido suscita de ce fait une... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2019

Chawan [bol à thé] en grès émaillé, Japon, période Edo, XIXe siècle

Lot 106. Chawan [bol à thé] en grès émaillé Japon, période Edo, XIXe siècle; 12,7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 600 — 800 EUR. Lot sold 1,250 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. de forme hémisphérique, en grès couvert d'un émail pelliculaire blanc, décoré en émaux polychromes sertis d'or de rosaces fleuries, signature apocryphe de Kenzan.  A CHAWAN [TEA BOWL], JAPAN, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Provenance: Collection André Schoeller (1877-1956), Paris.Ader, Paris, 14th, 15th and 16th May 1956, lot... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2019

Chawan [bol à thé] en grès émaillé, Japon, époque Edo, XIXE siècle

Lot 104. Chawan [bol à thé] en grès émaillé, Japon, époque Edo, XIXE siècle; 11,9 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 EUR. Lot sold 1,250 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. de forme arrondie, haut et évasé, en grès émaillé d'un émail beige rosé, décoré en émaux corail et vert d'une langouste et d'algues.  A CHAWAN (TEA BOWL] DECORATED WITH A CRAYFISH, JAPAN, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Provenance: Collection André Schoeller (1877-1956), Paris.Ader, Paris, 14th, 15th and 16th May 1956, lot... [Lire la suite]