15 mars 2014

Yamakawa Kōji II (1860-1930), A Japanese study of silver cranes on a rock by Yamakawa Koji, Circa 1910

Yamakawa Kōji II (1860-1930), A Japanese study of silver cranes on a rock by Yamakawa Koji, Circa 1910. Photo courtesy Grace Tsumugi Fine Art. A Japanese study of a pair of silver cranes standing on a rock; the birds decorated in shakudō, copper, gold, and shibuichi; bronze base; hardwood stand of suhama (seashore) form. Signed underneath one of the cranes on a silver plaque: Ishikawa-ken Kaga no kuni Kanazawa jū Yamakawa Kōji kinsaku (Respectfully made by Yamakawa Kōji of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Kaga Province); the wood... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Matsumura Keibun (1779 - 1843), Birds & Flowers, Shijō School, Edo period (1615-1868), beg. 19th century

Matsumura Keibun (1779 - 1843), Birds & Flowers, Shijō School, Edo period (1615-1868), beg. 19th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Pair of two-fold screens. Signature “Keibun”. Seals “Keibun Keika (?)”. Ink and colour on buff paper with gold sand (kin-sunago).H 173 x W 182 cm Matsumura Keibun lived in Kyōto and studied with his elder brother Matsumura Goshun as well as with Maruyama Ōkyo. Ōkyo’s blend of realism and decorative beauty exerted a great influence on him. He served as an attendant... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2014

Solitary Plum Tree, Rinpa school artist, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century

Solitary Plum Tree, Rinpa school artist, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-panel screen. Ink and mineral colours on gold and silver leaf. H 168.5 x W 373.4 cm The plum is a symbol of spring, a tree which resists the cold and begins to blossom at the end of winter. It was probably introduced from China in the Nara period and was initially the most frequently mentioned flower in Japanese poetry, celebrated for its sweet perfume and delicate blossoms. This painting is... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

A Japanese gold lacquer vase with monkeys, flowers and birds, Circa 1890, Meiji period

A Japanese gold lacquer vase with monkeys, flowers and birds, Circa 1890, Meiji period. Photo courtesy Grace Tsumugi Fine Art. A Japanese gold-lacquer vase of lozenge form, one side with two monkeys preparing kusudama (spherical decoration with tassels or ribbons for festivals) on a sudare (straw blind), another side with three monkeys viewing a scroll painting by an arrangement of camellia flowers, the other two sides with flowers and birds. Unsigned. 21.5 × 14.5 × 7.7 cm (8 1/2× 5 3/4 × 3 in.) Grace Tsumugi Fine Art.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Attributed to Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), Trees in Foggy Landscape, End of Muromachi period (1392-1573), beginning of Momoyama

Attributed to Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), Trees in Foggy Landscape, End of Muromachi period (1392-1573), beginning of Momoyama (1573-1615). Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-panel screen. Ink on gold leaf with kin sunago (gold sand). H 166.5 x W 360 cm Gold clouds run the entire length of the screen separating the foreground scenery from the distant hills and suggesting a sense of spatial recession. Mist, formed by the use of kin sunago (gold sand), drifts over the trees and hills.The artist expresses the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

A Japanese gold lacquer cabinet with interior drawers with a view of Imperial palace garden, Circa 1830, Late Edo period

A Japanese gold lacquer cabinet with interior drawers with a view of Imperial palace garden, Circa 1830, Late Edo period. Photo courtesy Grace Tsumugi Fine Art. Cabinet with the First Warbler A very fine Japanese gold lacquer cabinet worked in gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, nashiji, and kirikane and with details inlaid in gold, silver, and coral with a design based on Chapter 23, ‘Hatsune (The First Warbler)’, of Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji), depicting a continuous view of a palace garden with ashide (characters... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Horse in the Stable – umaya, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century

Horse in the Stable – umaya, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Kakemono (hanging scroll). Mineral and organic colours on gold leaf. Mounted on silk. H 132 x W 72.5 cm (including the silk mounting); H 41.5 x W 54 cm (without the silk mounting) In the late 16th, early 17th century screens representing these noble beasts in the stalls of their stables (umaya) grew in vogue. Painted images of horses, called ema (horse picture), had been excavated from eighth century tombs.... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Clusters of Chrysanthemum on Silver, Rinpa School, Edo period (1615-1868), late 18th-early 19th century

Clusters of Chrysanthemum on Silver, Rinpa School, Edo period (1615-1868), late 18th-early 19th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-fold screen. Inen seal. Ink and colour on silver leaf. H 174 x W 352 cm Chrysanthemum (kiku) was introduced from China around 500 a.d. with the focus on the plant’s medical uses. By the Heian period (794-1185) chrysanthemum were already cultivated as ornamental plants. Since then, with the evolution of a native artistic sensibility heavily influenced by the passing... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

White Flowers in front of a Bamboo Fence, Rinpa school, Genroku period, 1688-1703

White Flowers in front of a Bamboo Fence, Rinpa school, Genroku period, 1688-1703. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Inen seal. Ink and colour on gold leaf. H 177 x W 186 cm This screen belongs to a genre of lyrical paintings of flowers, grasses and other plants, that flourished around the middle of the seventeenth century. The use of an abstract gold ground and the choice of the rather startling composition of clusters of flowers, was initiated by the Rinpa school and was often used by one of its... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Hashimoto Senkei (go Shurin) (1634 - 1703), Falcons - Kayo Zu, Edo period (1615-1868), 1670-1680

Hashimoto Senkei (go Shurin) (1634 - 1703), Falcons - Kayo Zu, Edo period (1615-1868), 1670-1680. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six paintings mounted on a six-fold screen with gold leaf. Each panel is sealed “Echizen Tsuruga“ and ”Shurin“. Height: 172 cm 50 mm , Width: 364 cm. Dimensions in inches: Height: 2'' 44', Width: 8'' 47' 1/4 Hashimoto Senkei was a pupil of Kanō Tan'yū. Later he was employed as a painter by the Obama han (feudal clan) of Wakasa in the province of Echizen (present Fukui). He came... [Lire la suite]
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