07 mai 2019

A rare Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, mid 17th century

Lot 102. A rare Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, mid 17th century; 27 cm., 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the facetted vase with short neck decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and aubergine black enamels with panels of flowers among rockwork, bordered by panels of grapes and vine, gold lacquer repairs. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM   
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07 mai 2019

A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 100. A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century; 51 cm., 20 in. diam. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the circular dish with wide rim decorated in iron-red, black, green and aubergine enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with the design known as la Dame au Parasol, the reverse with insects in iron-red. Note: Cornelis Pronk was a Dutch draughtsman and porcelain designer. Born in 1691, he became a pupil of Jan van Houten and Arnold... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2019

A Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60

Lot 105. A Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60; 26.4 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the helmet shaped dish (kabuto-gata) decorated in purple, yellow, green, blue and black enamels with a central roundel of pine trees among rocks beneath clouds, borderdly vertical stripes in yellow, blue and purple, the rim with a wreath pattern, the reverse with floral sprays and Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2019

An Aode Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1640–50

Lot 65. An Aode Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1640–50; 33.5cm., 13 in. diam. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. decorated in green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels, depicting gourds, the reverse with scrolling karakusa, Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM
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06 mai 2019

A fine Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60

Lot 64. A fine Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60; 34.5cm., 13½ in. diam. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep dish with a broad rim decorated in yellow, aubergine, green and black enamels with birds flying above chrysanthemums and grasses among rockwork, the broad rim with further larger chrysanthemum leaves, the reverse with scrolling karakusa, Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM
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06 mai 2019

A large Kakiemon vase with ladies and parasols, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 99. A large Kakiemon vase with ladies and parasols, Edo period, late 17th century; 45.8 cm., 18 in. high. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. oviform with short ring neck and deep foot rim, decorated in iron-red, green yellow, aubergine, blue and black enamels, with three panels each containing two Chinese figures, one under a parasol and the other with a fan, amoungst plum and bamboo issuing from rockwork, a bird perched in the upper bowing branches, the panels divided by... [Lire la suite]

05 mai 2019

An important suzuribako [writing box], signed Shosai, Meiji period, early 20th century

  Lot 112. An important suzuribako [writing box], signed Shosai, Meiji period, early 20th century; 23 cm., 9 1/8  in. Estimate £150,000 — 180,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular writing box with flush fitting cover and pewter rims decorated in gold, silver, black and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kinpun, hirame, kirikane gold and silver on a fundame ground with numerous different chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, almost all an... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2019

A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century

Lot 142. A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century; 25.7 x 32.2 x 21.5 cm., 9 7/8  x 12 5/8  x 8 1/4  in. Estimate £200,000 — 300,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular box with rounded corners, flush-fitting cover, the wood base applied with engraved gold sheets, the top of the cover with a shaped panel of Tokugawa mon (crests) on a lattice of stylised lightning bolts (raimontsunagi) ground, the sides similarly decorated with Tokugawa mon against... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2019

A fine lacquer panel depicting lobsters, signed Gyoen Hachijuni O Koma zeshin [An old man in his 82nd year, Koma Zeshin], Meiji

Lot 157. A fine lacquer panel depicting lobsters, signed Gyoen Hachijuni O Koma zeshin [An old man in his 82nd year, Koma Zeshin], Meiji period, 1888; 96 x 105.6 cm., 37 5/8  x 41 1/2  in. Estimate £350,000 - £400,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the framed wood panel decorated in gold, silver and red in various lacquer techniques including sabiage, hiramaki-e, togidashi-e and takamaki-e on a black lacquer ground with a pair of Ise Ebi (spiny lobsters) on a rocky outcrop... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2019

Masterpieces of Japanese art donated to The Met, Freer│Sackler, and Portland Art Museum

Yosa Buson (Japanese, 1716–1783), Thatched Retreat on Cold Mountain (detail), early to mid-1770s, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. Courtesy of Mary and Cheney Cowles, L2017.67.39. Courtesy of Portland Art Museum. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Freer|Sackler, and the Portland Art Museum announced jointly today that the three institutions are to receive superlative works of Japanese painting, calligraphy, and ceramics from Seattle-based collectors Mary and Cheney Cowles.... [Lire la suite]