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]
08 mai 2016

Exhibition explores issues of gender and tells a pivotal story of sexuality in Japan's Edo period

Hosoda Eisui (fl. 1790–1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Sir Edmund Walker Collection. TORONTO.- The ground-breaking A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints opened at the Royal Ontario Museumon Saturday, May 7, 2016. Featuring stunning woodblock prints, samurai armour, a kimono, screen paintings, lacquerwork, and illustrated books, the exhibition explores issues of gender and tells a pivotal story of sexuality in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868).  Suzuki Harunobu (1725–1770), Youth on a Long-Tailed... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A Hanaito odoshi nimai-do gusoku (blue and purple laced two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period, 17th century

Lot 64. A Hanaito odoshi nimai-do gusoku (blue and purple laced two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period, 17th century, helmet signed Soshu ju Ietsugu saku. Estimate $10,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The armor comprising: Helmet [kabuto]: a forty-two plate russet iron sujibachi (ridged helmet) with gilt fukurin (edging), each plate with fifteen zaboshi ('rounded rivets seated on floral washers), three... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2016

A blue-laced nimaido gusoku (armor), Edo period, 19th century

Lot 65. A blue-laced nimaido gusoku (armor), Edo period, 19th century. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The armor comprising:Helmet [kabuto]: a russet iron ichimai kabuto (single sheet helmet) with embossed hachimanza (decorative component at the apex of the helmet bowl) and shinodare (arrow-shaped decorative strips), wide mabi-sashi (peak) with three large round rivets, the maedate (forecrest) of a gilt circle... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

An iroiro odoshi ni-mai do gusoku (variegated lacing two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period (17th century)

Lot 66. An iroiro odoshi ni-mai do gusoku (variegated lacing two-piece cuirass armor), Edo period, 17th century. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $137,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The armor comprising:Helmet [kabuto]: black lacquered sixty-two plate suji bachi (ridged helmet) with signature Nobuie saku, and kao(personal emblem), with date Tenbun sannen sangatsu kichijitsu (an auspicious day in 1534), with gilt shinodare (four sets of pendant arrow shaped... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (1680-1720)

Lot 32. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (1680-1720). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The circular dish on raised foot, decorated in underglaze-blue and polychrome enamels with water hollyhocks, underside with three tasseled coin clusters and comb-tooth band around the foot; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter. With wood box. Note: Americans have long appreciated the fawless glaze and stunning designs of... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (1680-1720)

Lot 31. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (1680-1720). Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $16,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The circular dish on raised foot, decorated in underglaze-blue and polychrome enamels with water-weed and a flowing stream, underside undecorated; 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diameter. With wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired 15th October 1966 Christie's. AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING... [Lire la suite]