14 mai 2014

A gold lacquer five-case inro. By Tokosai Masashige, mid-late 19th century

A gold lacquer five-case inro. By Tokosai Masashige, mid-late 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold and slight-coloured takamaki-e and mura-nashji with a continuous design of five horses pasturing beneath branches of cherry blossoms, the interior of rich nashiji, signed Masashige saku with tsubo seal. 9.2cm (3 5/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,700 - 4,900) Notes: Published: the artist is recorded by E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inrō Artists, Harehope, Northumberland, 1995, p.168, listed, and its signature... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The roiro ground decorated in gold, kirikane, togidashi maki-e and iro-e takamaki-e with the Bodhisattva Jizo holding a shakujo (Buddhist staff) and wearing a large lotus leaf on his head fording the Sanzukawa (River of Three Crossings), accompanied by Emma-O, God of Hell, holding a bamboo rod, a willow tree on the shore, the trailing branches of willow continuing on the reverse, the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

An inlaid gold lacquer and cloisonné enamel four-case inro, Meiji Period

  An inlaid gold lacquer and cloisonné enamel four-case inro, Meiji Period. Photo Bonhams. Bearing a rich nashiji ground lacquered in gold takamaki-e with ho-o birds in flight amid floral sprays, both sides inset with a silver central cartouche bordered with stylised floral motifs inlaid in enamels, enclosing on one side a carpenter waving his hands in shock as the statue of a Chinese maiden shown on the reverse comes to life having stepped out of the portable shrine, all decorated in shibuichi, gold, enamel and bronze... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2014

2,500 years of Japanese culture: Okimono hawk flies high at Bonhams sale

A fine and rare early-19th-century sword cover with metal fittings (lot 196) is offered with estimates of £35,000-£45,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- On 15th May, the Fine Japanese Art sale will take place at Bonhams spectacular new head-quarters on London’s New Bond Street. Bonhams is among the world’s leading auction houses for Japanese art.  The sale includes a wealth of arts and crafts including netsuke (carved sculptural toggles) and inro (miniature interlocking medicine cases); armour; woodblock prints, with a section... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A fine silver presentation vase with mixed metal decoration. By the Kobayashi Company, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A fine silver presentation vase with mixed metal decoration. By the Kobayashi Company, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The tapering ovoid body decorated with a cast and repousse design featuring a pair of phoenix flying over flowering paulowina towards the sun wreathed in clouds, the details picked out in gold, silver and shakudo, a raised sixteen-petal chrysanthem medallion applied to the waisted neck, with a gold-inlaid seal reading Yumin/Aritami, the base stamped Kobayashi-kinsei and jungin; 15 1/4in (39cm)... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)

An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. Finely cast as a pair of samurai bearing a rich brown patina, wearing ornate robes over armor, decorated with phoenix and scrolling paulownia vines and dragons among swirling clouds, each warrior clutching a naginata in one hand and a candelabra aloft in the other, the candelabra branches worked with dragon-head spouts, stylized dragons and scrolling foliage, the details highlighted in gilt, both signed Miyao... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2014

A Miyao bronze figure of an oni. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A Miyao bronze figure of an oni. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The repentant demon finely cast in priest's robes, chanting a Buddhist prayer and carrying a donations ledger, bearing a rich brown patina and with the details highlighted in gilt, signed in a gilt plaque Miyao zo; 19in (48.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€25,432) Published: Laura Bordignon, The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Suffolk, 2010, p.263Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE WORKS OF ART. 19 Mar 2014, New... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2014

A pair of Miyao bronze figures. By Miyao Eisuke, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A pair of Miyao bronze figures. By Miyao Eisuke, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The two warriors with their weapons at the ready finely cast in bronze with gilt details, the first advancing with his naginata dressed in an elaborate robe and helmet, the second figure posed with an arrow nocked on his bow, a quiver slung around his back, both signed in a rectangular gilt plaque Miyao Ei; each with fitted wood stand; 8in (20.3cm) high; 9in (22.9cm) high. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€27,248) Published: Laura Bordignon,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Bouteille à saké en porcelaine imari, Japon, circa 1700

Bouteille à saké en porcelaine imari, Japon, circa 1700. photo Sotheby's. AN IMARI PORCELAIN SAKE BOTTLE, JAPAN, CIRCA 1700 quadrangulaire, le col coupé à monture en métal, chaque face décorée en bleu et rouge de fer de pivoines et chrysanthèmes rehaussées d'or; 24 cm, 9 1/4 in. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 EUR Sotheby's. Ancienne collection de la vicomtesse de Courval. Paris | 25 mars 2014 - http://www.sothebys.com/
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15 mars 2014

Japanese Imari Tureen with Cover, Japan, ca. 1750

Japanese Imari Tureen with Cover, Japan, ca. 1750.Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Width: 18 cm. Price: € 2.500 Provenance: Former Collection Berne Abbey (Heeswijk-Dinther), the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. MasterArt at TEFAF 2014 on stand 814. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.masterart.com/
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