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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18 avril 2016

A Haniwa earthenware figure of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century)

Lot 4. A Haniwa earthenware figure of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century). Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing horse wearing a bridle and saddle with bells on the back, the mane tied in a knot at the forehead; 33 in. (84 cm.) long The results of the Report on Thermoluminescence Analysis no. 766s89 obtained by the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University, are consistent with... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2016

A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man, Kofun period (3rd – 7th century)

Lot 3. A Haniwa earthenware figure of a man, Kofun period (3rd–7th century). Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $52,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing figure wearing a pointed hat, the head applied with long plaited hair, the neck encircled by a necklace of raised beads, standing on a domed cylinder; 47 ¼ in. (120 cm.) high. With wood stand  The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermo luminescence test no N116b95 is consistent with the dating... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

An earthenware vessel with sculptural rim, Late Jomon period (5th - 3rd century BC)

Lot 1. An earthenware vessel with sculptural rim, Late Jomon period (5th-3rd century BC). Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of low-fired reddish clay with black fire marks, the body decorated with scrolling cord pattern, the rim with sculptural handle-like ornament and further cord pattern; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermo luminescence test no N116b94 is consistent with the dating of this lot. Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

Asia Week's big success: Joan B Mirviss LTD sells ninety-five percent of the exhibited works

Suda Seika II (1892-1971), Water jar with kutani polychrome glazing, 1950s. Glazed porcelain with lacquer cover, 5 x 7 in.  NEW YORK, NY.- With ninety-five percent of the exhibited works sold at Asia Week’s end and nearly a month before the exhibition’s close, Joan B Mirviss LTD could not be more pleased with the fervent reception of A Palette for Genius: Japanese Water Jars for the Tea Ceremony. This is the first-ever exhibition purely dedicated to showcasing the mizusashi, or water jar- even in Japan.... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Japanese screens by Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University

 Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Pine Trees and Cranes. Pair of six-panel screens. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper. 67 x 151 1/8in. (170.2 x 383.9cm.) each (2) Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Sold for: $267,750 in the Japanese and Korean Art sale on 20 March 2013 at Christie’s New York. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Introduced from China in the 8th century, Japanese screens (byōbu) have been prized in both secular and sacred contexts for centuries. Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art... [Lire la suite]