04 janvier 2017

An Arita Coffee Urn and Cover, Edo period (late 17th - early 18th century)

Lot 40. An Arita Coffee Urn and Cover, Edo period (late 17th - early 18th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Decorated in underglaze blue with ho-o birds perched on rockwork and in flight among chrysanthemums and peonies, the loop handle with scrolling karakusa, the tripod feet with stylised flower and foliage, the cover with a drop-shaped finial with further flowers, with silver patinated metal tap modelled as a mythical beast head and metal chain attaching the cover - 28.5cm. high ... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2017

An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 39. An Arita Dish Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The shallow dish decorated in underglaze blue with the central roundel containing the initials of the Dutch East India Company, VOC [Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie], surrounded by two ho-o birds amongst pomegranate and camellia, the six radiating border panels at the rim enclosing alternatively bamboo with plum blossoms and peony divided by narrow bands of stylised foliage - 36cm.... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Mandala of Wakamiya of Kasuga Shrine (Kasuga wakamiya mandara), Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), early 14th century

Mandala of Wakamiya of Kasuga Shrine (Kasuga wakamiya mandara), Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), early 14th century. Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and cut gold on silk. Image: 29 3/4 in. × 15 in. (75.6 × 38.1 cm) Overall with mounting: 62 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (158.8 x 52.1 cm) Overall with knobs: 62 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (158.8 x 57.2 cm). Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997, and Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015, 1997.113 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seated on a pink and white lotus blossom... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine, Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), late 14th century

Deer Mandala of Kasuga Shrine, Japan, Nanbokuchō period (1336–92), late 14th century. Hanging scroll; color on silk. Image: 33 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (86.2 × 35.2 cm) Overall with mounting: 66 15/16 × 20 15/16 in. (170 × 53.2 cm) Overall with knobs: 66 15/16 × 22 15/16 in. (170 × 58.2 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015, 2015.300.11 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A spotted brown deer, bedecked in a sumptuously decorated saddle and gold pendants dangling from a vermilion... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Guardian Lion-Dogs, Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333), mid-13th century

Guardian Lion-Dogs, Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333), mid-13th century. Japanese cypress with lacquer, gold leaf, and color. a: H. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); b: H. 18 in. (45.7 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015; 2015.300.257a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pairs of lion-dogs (komainu), featuring leonine heads on canine bodies, are traditionally placed before the entrance of Shinto shrines to ward off evil. The figure on the right is distinguished by its open... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2017

Male and Female Shinto Deities, Japan, Heian period (ca. 900–1185), 10th century

Male Shinto Deity, Japan, Heian period (ca. 900–1185), 10th century. Japanese cypress with traces of color. H. 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015; 2015.300.256a © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Female Shinto Deity, Japan, Heian period (ca. 900–1185), 10th century. Japanese cypress with traces of color. H. 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015; 2015.300.256b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2016

JADA's collaborative show and eight other exhibitions to present art of 2,000 years

Places Along the Tokaido (detail), Edo period (1615-1868), ca. 1700. Six-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, gofun (white powdered shell), and gold flakes on paper with gold leaf. H 47" x W 110" (119.4 x 279.4 cm). Courtesy Erik Thomsen Gallery NEW YORK, NY.- The Japanese Art Dealers Association will hold its ninth annual Asia Week exhibition from March 11 to March 13, 2017, at the Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 E. 79th St., New York City.   The exhibition, JADA 2017: An... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

Perfection in Details. The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) at the State Hermitage Museum

Suzuribako writing box, Last third of the 19th century. Box: wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, ivory, stone. Techniques: iro-urushi, takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, ohirame, inlay, carving. Water-dropper: silver, non-ferrous alloys, 24.3 × 22 × 4.9cm © 1998 - 2016 The State Hermitage Museum.  SAINT PETERSBURG - Around 700 first-rate exhibits – ceramics and metalwork finished in a variety of techniques, articles decorated with enamel and lacquer show visitors the beauty of the work of... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2016

A late 16th - early 17th century Japan Momoyama period lacquer cabinet with a George I style base

Lot 147. A late 16th - early 17th century Japan Momoyama period lacquer cabinet with a George I style base. Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 €. Photo Tajan. noir et or avec des incrustations de nacre, à décor de branchages, de feuilles et fleurs, sur toutes les faces et le dessus. Il ouvre par deux vantaux décorés d’un tigre parmi des branchages fleuris sur la face et de lianes feuillagées à l'intérieur. Les vantaux découvrent dix-huit tiroirs dont cinq avec des arcatures. Le dessus orné d’un coq et d’une poule,... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2016

Exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan presents works by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji (about 1830-1832). Woodblock color print, 25,9 x 38,5 cm - Honolulu Museum of Art. MILAN.- Men and animals, the humble witnesses of daily existence, legend and history, mundane rituals and work, landscapes of every kind, the sea, the mountains, the forest, the storms, the warm rains of solitary springtime, a lively breeze whipping around street corners, the north wind in the open countryside and the delicate visages of women. All... [Lire la suite]
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