27 décembre 2015

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Japanese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture of the Georgian period. In 2008... [Lire la suite]

19 novembre 2015

A Japanese green-glazed 'lion' incense burner and cover, 19th Century

A Japanese green-glazed 'lion' incense burner and cover, 19th Century. Estimate 600 — 1,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the beast standing four square with erect bushy tail, the detachable head with large bulbous eyes, a curly mane and jaws wide open to reveal the sharp teeth - 32 cm Sotheby's. BERNHEIMER Day Sale, London, 25 Nov 2015, 10:00 AM
12 novembre 2015

Misumi collection triumphs with second "white glove" sale at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin’s works also included an album of 18 urushi-e paintings, which sold to a bidder in the room for £108,100, seven times its pre-sale estimate of £15,000 – 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Part II of Bonhams’ Misumi Collection series witnessed 100% of lots sold. The 10 November sale repeated last year’s sell-out auction of the first part of the collection, which was also a ‘white glove’ sale. Shibata Zeshin’s Door with Autumn Maple-Viewing Scene, shortlisted for this year’s ‘Asian Art in London’ prize,... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

Sale of Wrangham collection of Japanese miniature art continues at Bonhams

A very rare blue-lacquer two-case inro. Attributed to Heishusai (Ishibashi Sojiro, 1847-1918), Meiji Period. Estimate £40,000 - 50,000 (€54,000 - 68,000). Photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the sixth (and penultimate) of a series of sales from the Edward Wrangham Collection on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. The five previous sales of the Edward Wrangham Collection - considered to be Europe's pre-eminent private collection of Japanese miniature art - have so far... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2015

Exceptional works by Japanese master offered at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin (柴田是真 (1807–1891). A tiger from an album of 18 urushi-e (lacquer) paintings. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the second of a series of sales from the Misumi Collection of Important Works of Lacquer Art and Paintings on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. Last year’s white-glove sale of the first part of the collection achieved a total of £1,424,500, over four times the pre-sale estimate. A selection of masterpieces by... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2015

A large Japanese Imari circular tureen and cover, Edo period, early 18th century

A large Japanese Imari circular tureen and cover, Edo period, early 18th century. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's each painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green, turquoise, yellow and gilding with panels of flowering chrysanthemum, peony and prunus, against a dark blue ground, gilt with whorls beneath a border of leafy branches, the domed cover with button knop. Quantité: 2 - 33cm., 13 in. high PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE TIM CLARKE Sotheby's. Collections, Londres, 27... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2015

The Mary Griggs Burke Collection celebrated at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts this fall

Ishida Yūtei (石田幽汀; 1721–1786), Flock of Cranes, second half of the 18th century. Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on gilded paper. Mary Griggs Burke Collection, gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation.  MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Highlights from the magnificent collection of Japanese and Korean art assembled by Mary Griggs Burke and formally gifted to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts goes on view September 27, 2015, through May 8, 2016, in the exhibition “Gifts of Japanese and Korean... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2015

Kishi Ganku (1756-1838), Tiger and a cub

Kishi Ganku (1756-1838), Tiger and a cub. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's ink and color on silk, framed, signed Echizen no Kani Ganka, 64 in. by 34 in., 162.6 cm by 86.4 cm. Provenance: Christie's New York, 28th March 2006, lot 174. Bibliography: Bunjinga kenkyukai, ed., Tora hyakutai (One hundred figures of tigers), Tokyo: Nichibo shuppansha, 1985, p. 1. Notes: Ganku was from Kanazawa (present Ishikawa prefecture) and apprenticed in a textile... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2015

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915

An ivory vanity case, by an unknown Japanese craftsman, circa 1915 © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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04 septembre 2015

Magnificent painting by Ike Taiga leads Bonhams Japanese Art Sale in New York

Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon 壷中乾坤 (The Universe in a Jar), dated 1755. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€89,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- An important handscroll with an unbroken line of provenance since it was first commissioned in 1775 leadsBonhams Japanese Art sale in New York on 15 September.  Painted by the artist Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon – The Universe in a Jar was created at the request of the noble Yoshimitsu family. Subsequently it was held in the collection of... [Lire la suite]