29 juin 2016

"Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain" on view at the British Museum

Boy on a Go board. Kakiemon kiln, later 17th century. LONDON.- This Asahi Shimbun Display Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain celebrates fifteen generations of porcelain production in Arita by showcasing work by one of the most famous potting dynasties. This year is the 400th anniversary of the birth of porcelain in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture and the show features, among other examples, a new work decorated with acorn branches by Sakaida Kakiemon XV (b.1968) representing his coming of age as an artist... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2016

Clay artworks of Ishiguro Munemaro and Tanaka Sajirō on view at Joan B. Mirviss, LTD

"Poetic Reflections, Ishiguro Munemaro and Tanaka Sajirō" at Joan B. Mirviss, LTD - June 2 – July 8, 2016 NEW YORK, NY.- The clay artworks of Ishiguro Munemaro (1893-1968) and Tanaka Sajirō (b. 1937) are diverse in their scope, yet ultimately unified by a sense of tranquility. Although these two artists are from different generations and never collaborated, the opportunity to exhibit their ceramics side-by-side provides an intriguing look into the mutual sources of inspiration that fed the two minds of equally... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2016

Ikebana by Mario Hirama

Ikebana by Mario Hirama
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21 mai 2016

Ikebana by Kawase Toshiro

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11 mai 2016

A Nanban Lacquer Coffer, Momoyama period (1573-1615)

Lot 562. A Nanban Lacquer Coffer, Momoyama period (1573-1615). Estimate £30,000 - 35,000 (€38,000 - 44,000). Photo Bonhams. Of conventional form, the hinged semi-cylindrical lid, body and sides divided into panels separated by vertical narrow bands of geometric shell inlay, each panel with dense decoration of different foliage or flowers among typical Nanban tendrils, the front side and cover depicting branches of maple leaves, loquats, cherry blossoms and peony growing in opposite directions, the reverse with... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2016

An export lacquer Nanban coffer Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 561. An export lacquer Nanban coffer, Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th-early 17th century. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000 (€6,300 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams. Of typical rectangular form with domed cover, the polished black lacquer ground lacquered in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in shell, the top and sides with lozenge-shaped panels of stylised birds perched among flowering plants, within borders of diaper designs and formalised flowers, the interior of plain black lacquer, the handles and clasp of gilt metal, the... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2016

A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890

Lot 582. A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€25,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. A rectangular chabako (box for tea-ceremony utensils) and inrobuta (flush-fitting lid), the exterior decorated in gold, silver and coloured hiramaki-e and takamaki-eand shell inlay with sections of seidonuri (lacquer imitating patinated bronze), all on a dark brown-black background with areas of simulated... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Kakejiku, circa 1870-1890

Lot 399. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890. The mount by Shoji Chikushin (1854-1936) and the jiku(rollers) by Shoji Hoshin (1898-1993), both Showa era (1926-1989), circa 1930, Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink, colours and gold on silk, depicting Lady Murasaki Shikibu, author of Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji), seated at a desk with paper, writing set and incense burner, composing her great novel, signed Zeshin with pot-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Album leaf mounted as a kakejiku, circa 1870-1890

Lot 398. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890, Album leaf mounted as a kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), urushi (lacquer) on paper, depicting a sparrow perched on the trunk of an oak tree with a branch, leaves, and blossoms above, signed Zeshin with seal Koma; with fitted wood tomobako storage box inscribed outside Kashiwabana suzume urushi-e shi Zeshin hitsu柏花雀漆絵師是真筆 (Lacquer painting of oak flowers and sparrow by my master Zeshin),... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Kakejiku, circa 1850-1890

Lot 397. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1850-1890, Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and colours on silk, depicting a carp leaping from a stream with waterweed in the foreground, signed Zeshin with seal Tairyukyo; with wood tomobako storage box inscribedYuri zu Senshi Tairyukyo Zeshin hitsu 游鯉図先師対柳居是真筆 (Painting of a swimming carp by my master Tairyukyo Zeshin). Overall 182cm x 34.5cm (71 5/8in x 13 5/8in), image 91.5cm x... [Lire la suite]