06 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 1. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century  © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the cover and the front with birds in flight amongst tachibana and camellia, one side with kiri [paulownia] and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers], the other side with tachibana and kikyo, the back with morning glory, all... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2017

An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century)

Lot 42. An Arita Tureen and Cover, Edo Period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Decorated in underglaze blue in the Kakiemon style with continuous design of buildings among mountains above a band of geometric design, the domed cover similarly decorated with landscape and a geometric band surrounding the finial shaped as a shishi [lion dog] - 34cm. high Note: For similar examples, see Nagatake Takeshi, Yabe Yoshiaki, Imari, vol. 19 of Nihon toji taikei [Compendium of... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 41. An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze blue with three shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemums, peonies and dianthus issuing from rockwork, divided by stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and neck with bands of various patterns and lappets - 33cm. high Note: For similar examples, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, exh. cat., The British Museum, (London,... [Lire la suite]
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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]