09 janvier 2017

A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century

Lot 6. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The rectangular casket with domed hinged cover, decorated in shark skin, gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl over a black ground, each panel bordered with inlaid bands and shippo patterns, copper gilt fittings engraved with stylised flowers - 16.9cm. wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - 7,000 Notes: For an example decorated in shark skin in the Tokyo... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

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

Lot 5. 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 with prunus, camellia with flowering vines and tachibana, the front with kiri [paulownia], prunus and peony, one side with morning glory and tachibana, the other side with vines and autumn flowers, the back with further vines and flowers,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

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

Lot 4. 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 camellia and kiri [paulownia], the sides with morning glory and vines, the back with further vines, each panel bordered with bands of geometric patterns and namban tendril, copper fittings engraved with stylised flowers... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

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

Lot 3. 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 with tachibana and vine, the front with chrysanthemum, vine and cherry blossom, one side with morning glory and kikyo [Chinese bellflowers], the other side with tachibana and vines, the back with further tachibana,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

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

Lot 2. A Lacquer Casket Commissioned by the Portuguese, Momoyama period, late 16th century  © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a black ground, the fall front with three birds amongst cherry blossoms, the top with a pair of birds and camellia trees, one side with tachibana and kikyo [Chinese bellflower] and the other with camellia trees and chrysanthemums, the back with morning glory, each panel bordered with bands of... [Lire la suite]
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]