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]

18 avril 2016

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

Lot 30. A porcelain dish, Nabeshima ware, Okawachi official kilns, Hizen (Imari city), Edo period (1680-1720). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $11,875. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The circular dish on raised foot, decorated in underglaze-blue and celadon glaze with a branch of camellia, underside with three flower sprays and a comb-tooth band around the foot; 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diameter. With wood box Provenance: Kochukyo Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired 15th October 1966 Christie's. AN... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

Makino Baisen (? - 1860), Whales and hunting boats

Lot 21. Makino Baisen (? - 1860), Whales and hunting boats. Each sealed Baisen and Masaoki. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $137,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold flecks on paper; 62 ¾ x 155 ¾ in. (159.4 x 395.7 cm.) each Provenance: Private Collection, Akita Prefecture, Japan Note: The depiction of whale is extremely rare in Japanese art and not so many examples are known.  The renown print artist from the same... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

Anonymous (17th century), Stable with fine horses

Lot 20. Anonymous (17th century), Stable with fine horses. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $75,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Twelve paintings mounted as a pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold flecks on paper; 52 x 19 ¾ in. (132.1 x 50.2 cm.) each approx. Note: Twelve prized steeds are on display, tethered in the immaculate equestrian wing of a samurai household. These horses are presented as public icons of the wealth and power of their owner, a member of Japan's newly important... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

Studio of Tawaraya Sotatsu (17th Century), Grasses and flowers

Lot 19. Studio of Tawaraya Sotatsu (17th Century), Grasses and flowers. Sealed I'nen. Estimate $70,000 - $90,000. Price Realized $93,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Two-panel screen; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper; 59 x 63 ¾ in. (150 x 162 cm.) Literature: Tawaraya Sotatsu to sono nagare - Sotatsukai hossoku kujyunen kinen tokubetsu ten (Tawaraya Sotatsu and his school: Special exhibition commemorating the 90th year anniversary of the Sotatsu Association (Kanazawa: Nakamura... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet), Edo period, 17th century

Lot 61. A sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet), Edo period, 17th century. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A twelve plate russet iron sujibachi (ridged helmet) with gilt fukurin(edging), niho-jiro (three decorative gilt pendant arrow-shapes to front, two to rear), four tier hachimanza (decorative surround to aperture at crown), four hibiki-no-ana (archaic holes adjacent to protruding rivets with vestiges of braid),... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 63. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $65,000 - $75,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A black lacquered exotic helmet, the crown rising to the crest of a wave, wakidate (side crests) in the form of clam shells lacquered black on the outside and gold in the inside, the mabisashi (brim) embossed with eyebrows and a wrinkled forehead, a four tier shikoro (neck guard), fukigaeshi (turned back portions)... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 62. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $35,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A tall toppei (rounded cone shape) russet iron helmet of Nanban (Southern Barbarian - foreign) style, of three plates joined with ridges seated within riveted iron bands with irregularly-shaped borders of stylized sea waves, a further such band around the base of the helmet bowl, iron hachimanza (decorative... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 61 A. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A zunari (head-shaped) three plate iron of 'yaro-to' (rough fellow's head) shape with boar's bristle forming the hair with a tied top-knot, the mabisashi of a further plate of red-lacquered iron forming a high forehead, maedate (fore-crest) of two opposed carp of wood with gold foil, a four tier gold-lacquered Hineno... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A set of the Four Guardian Kings, Nanbokucho period, 14th century

Lot 9. A set of the Four Guardian Kings, Nanbokucho period, 14th century. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The fierce guardian figures modeled in cypress wood in the joined-wood technique (yosegi), elaborately painted with polychrome pigments and gold, in Chinese-style robes and armor standing in a frontal pose on top of a defeated demon or demons, holding scroll, brush, spear, stupa or Vajras, the inlaid crystal eyes painted with black pupils ringed in... [Lire la suite]
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