18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 63. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $65,000 - $75,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A black lacquered exotic helmet, the crown rising to the crest of a wave, wakidate (side crests) in the form of clam shells lacquered black on the outside and gold in the inside, the mabisashi (brim) embossed with eyebrows and a wrinkled forehead, a four tier shikoro (neck guard), fukigaeshi (turned back portions)... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 62. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $35,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A tall toppei (rounded cone shape) russet iron helmet of Nanban (Southern Barbarian - foreign) style, of three plates joined with ridges seated within riveted iron bands with irregularly-shaped borders of stylized sea waves, a further such band around the base of the helmet bowl, iron hachimanza (decorative... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 61 A. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A zunari (head-shaped) three plate iron of 'yaro-to' (rough fellow's head) shape with boar's bristle forming the hair with a tied top-knot, the mabisashi of a further plate of red-lacquered iron forming a high forehead, maedate (fore-crest) of two opposed carp of wood with gold foil, a four tier gold-lacquered Hineno... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A set of the Four Guardian Kings, Nanbokucho period, 14th century

Lot 9. A set of the Four Guardian Kings, Nanbokucho period, 14th century. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The fierce guardian figures modeled in cypress wood in the joined-wood technique (yosegi), elaborately painted with polychrome pigments and gold, in Chinese-style robes and armor standing in a frontal pose on top of a defeated demon or demons, holding scroll, brush, spear, stupa or Vajras, the inlaid crystal eyes painted with black pupils ringed in... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A Haniwa earthenware figure of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century)

Lot 4. A Haniwa earthenware figure of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century). Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing horse wearing a bridle and saddle with bells on the back, the mane tied in a knot at the forehead; 33 in. (84 cm.) long The results of the Report on Thermoluminescence Analysis no. 766s89 obtained by the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University, are consistent with... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man, Kofun period (3rd – 7th century)

Lot 3. A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man, Kofun period (3rd–7th century). Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $52,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing figure wearing a pointed hat, the head applied with long plaited hair, the neck encircled by a necklace of raised beads, standing on a domed cylinder; 47 ¼ in. (120 cm.) high. With wood stand  The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermo luminescence test no N116b95 is consistent with the dating... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2016

An earthenware vessel with sculptural rim, Late Jomon period (5th - 3rd century BC)

Lot 1. An earthenware vessel with sculptural rim, Late Jomon period (5th-3rd century BC). Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay with black fire marks, the body decorated with scrolling cord pattern, the rim with sculptural handle-like ornament and further cord pattern; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermo luminescence test no N116b94 is consistent with the dating of this lot. Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

Asia Week's big success: Joan B Mirviss LTD sells ninety-five percent of the exhibited works

Suda Seika II (1892-1971), Water jar with kutani polychrome glazing, 1950s. Glazed porcelain with lacquer cover, 5 x 7 in.  NEW YORK, NY.- With ninety-five percent of the exhibited works sold at Asia Week’s end and nearly a month before the exhibition’s close, Joan B Mirviss LTD could not be more pleased with the fervent reception of A Palette for Genius: Japanese Water Jars for the Tea Ceremony. This is the first-ever exhibition purely dedicated to showcasing the mizusashi, or water jar- even in Japan.... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Japanese screens by Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University

 Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Pine Trees and Cranes. Pair of six-panel screens. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper. 67 x 151 1/8in. (170.2 x 383.9cm.) each (2) Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Sold for: $267,750 in the Japanese and Korean Art sale on 20 March 2013 at Christie’s New York. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Introduced from China in the 8th century, Japanese screens (byōbu) have been prized in both secular and sacred contexts for centuries. Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

George Gund III bequeaths significant collection of Japanese art to Cleveland Museum of Art and Asian Art Museum

Scholar’s pavilion by a stream, by Uragami Gyokudo (Japanese, 1745–1820). Ink on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift from The Collection of George Gund III, R2015.38.28. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. CLEVELAND, OH.- More than 200 artworks, predominately Japanese ink paintings and calligraphy, have joined the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. These works, which include a number of rare and important masterpieces, constitute a bequest of the collection of George Gund III... [Lire la suite]