09 avril 2015

Bonhams offers magnificent incense burner by Japanese master

  Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908),  inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover, 1889, Meiji Period, Japan. Estimate £75,000-80,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover by the Japanese metalworker, Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908), will be auctioned in the Fine Japanese Art sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. The koro, which dates from 1889, during the Meiji Period in Japan, is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2015

Kintsugi: the art of broken pieces

Kintsugi(金継ぎ) technique is a very Japanese concept. It is also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い). Both refer to an ancient method used to repair broken pottery. Whether it is a special gift, an expensive purchase, or something you got on a whim, when we use the vessels for a long time, they develop a character, and we can become quite attached to them. These objects survive regular use, moves, and spring cleanings. The longer we have them, the closer we bond with them. They are the truly loved ones. And when it cracks or... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2015

'Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl' opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chōjirō (Raku I), Tea Bowl named 'Tarobo', 16th century, Red Raku ware; glazed ceramic, Urasenke Foundation. Photo: Masayuki Miyahara. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl. This exhibition comprises nearly 100 masterpieces with examples from all 15 generations and the subsequent generation of the Raku family, whose celebrated legacy continues to influence global ceramics. More than half of the ceramic objects in the exhibition are tea bowls. Other... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Rare Kamakura-period flask leads Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art Sale at Bonhams

A large and rare Ko-Seto heishi (flask), Kamakura period (early 14th century), 12 1/16in (30.5cm) high. Sold for: $275,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams ended its Asia week sales in style when the Fine Japanese & Korean Works of Art on March 18 made more than $1.3 million. The rarest item on offer, an early 14th century large Japanese Ko-Seto heishi (flask), fetched $275,000 and was the top lot of the day. “Today’s sale of the important ko-seto flask underscores Bonhams’ commitment to bringing important... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

Japanese cloisonné enamels from the Victoria and Albert Museum on view at the Chester Beatty Library

Vase, Kyoto; the mark of Namikawa Yasuyuki, c.1875-80. Cloisonné enamel. V&A: FE.67-2011. Gift of Edwin Davies. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. DUBLIN.- One of the world’s finest collections of Japanese cloisonné enamels went on display at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin on 14 March 2015. The collection, on loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, provides an insight into one of Japan’s most exquisite art forms. Seven Treasures: Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

MIA and Met announce landmark gift of Japanese masterpieces from Mary Burke Collection

Kichizan Minchō (1352–1431), Monju Bosatsu, Muromachi period, early 15th century, hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper, 32 1/4 × 14 in. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation. © 2013–2015 Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) announced jointly today that they are both recipients of transformative bequests of masterworks of Japanese art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection.... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2015

Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art, '400 Years of Japanese Art' at Asia Week New York 2015

A Nabeshima Dish, Early Edo period (late 17th century). Decorated in underglaze blue and red, green and yellow enamels with an irregular exhagonal pattern; the reverse with shippo-musubi [tied shippo] motifs, the ring foot with comb design; 15 cm diameter, 4.5 cm high. Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art at Asia Week New York 2015 Maki-e lacquer, Japan, Late Edo Period, 19th century. 6.9 x 5.7 x 4.7 inches (17.5 x 14.5 x 12 cm). Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art at Asia Week New York 2015 A... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2015

Onishi Gallery, 'Heritage: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Metalwork' at Asia Week New York 2015

Osumi Yukie (b. 1945), Silver Vase, "Underwater Dragon", 2009. Hammered silver with nunomezogan (textile imprint inlay) decoration in lead and gold. Height: 10 in. (25 cm). Onishi Gallery at Asia Week New York 2015 Osumi Yukie. Silver Vase, "Sound of Wind". Japan, 2014. Hammered silver withnunomezogan (textile imprint inlay) decoration in lead and gold. 10 7/8 x 12 inches (30.2 x 27.5 cm). Onishi Gallery at Asia Week New York 2015 Sekisui Ito V (b.... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2015

JExhibition at Joan B. Mirviss focuses on the classical concept of the tsubo

Shigaraki stoneware tsubo with upraised neck, 15-16th century. Glazed stoneware, 16 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. Joan B. Mirviss Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015 Kuriki Tatsusuke. Ovoid, lobed vessel with linear patterning in pink-silver glaze and sculpted mouth. Japan, 1988. Glazed stoneware. 11.37 x 10.25 inches. Joan B. Mirviss Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015 NEW YORK, NY.- With its unparalleled and unbroken history in ceramics, Japan continues to lead the world in the important field... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2015

Natural Beauty in Japanese Art: An exhibition devoted to images of nature to open at Scholten Japanese Art

  Ohara Koson, Shoson, (1877-1945), Cawing Crow on a Snowy Bough; signed Koson with publisher's name (partially trimmed) at lower left, Hanken shoyu (copyright ownership) Nishinomiya Yosaku, and stamped on verso in English, All Rights Reserved, Y. Nishinomiya Kami Negishi, TOKYO, ca. 1930s. $4,800. Photo courtesy Scholten Japanese Art.  NEW YORK, NY.- Scholten Japanese Art presents, Kacho Fugetsu: Natural Beauty in Japanese Art, an exhibition devoted to images of... [Lire la suite]