15 avril 2013

MFA in Boston presents the U.S. debut of Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

.   Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Photo: Brad Flowers. © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- Fearsome warriors clad head-to-toe in decorative armor, samurai of 12th- through 19th-century Japan symbolized the power, honor, and valor of the country’s military elite. Led by omnipotent warlords, called shoguns, samurai have long fascinated the public. To provide insight into their military prowess and lifestyle, as... [Lire la suite]

12 avril 2013

A Cornelius Pronk Arita porcelain Plate

A Cornelius Pronk Arita porcelain Plate, c.1700. Photo courtesy Sworders the centre painted with two ladies confronted by three exotic birds within a trellis ground border with further bird panels, 23cm. Paint wear throughout the main central image. No other visible defects. Estimate £400 - £600 Sworders Fine Art Auctionners. Tue 23rd April 2013. http://www.sworder.co.uk
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08 avril 2013

Pacific Asia Museum announces new exhibition "Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection"

Ogawa Ritsuo, Daruma Carrying a Courtesan Across a Stream, Japan, c. 1740, Ink, color, gofun on paper, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Calvin Frazier, Pacific Asia Museum Collection, 1986.67.2 Pasadena, CA— Pacific Asia Museum presents the new exhibition Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection from April 5, 2013 to March 30, 2014 in the Frank and Toshie Mosher Gallery of Japanese Art. The exhibition includes a full object rotation in October 2013 to accommodate a greater number of objects and protect them from extended exposure... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2013

Christie's will celebrate Asian Art in London this spring between 14-17 May

A fine lacquer wedding casket, Edo period (early 17th century). Estimate: GBP 20,000-30,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. London – Christie’s will celebrate Asian Art in London this spring between 14 – 17 May, with a dynamic offering of rare and beautiful works with stellar provenance, many of which are coming to the market for the first time in many decades, from important private collections. The sales include: The Hanshan Tang Reserve Collection and Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 14 May... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2013

BachmannEckenstein / JapaneseArt announces participation at Asia Week New York

Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), Hanging Scroll – Title: Letter to Mr Watanabe Yoen. Period: Taisho Period, c. 1920. Material: Ink on Paper. BASEL.- BachmannEckenstein | JapaneseArt are showing again during Asia Week New York, not only as an Affiliate Member of the JADA (Japanese Art Dealers Association), but also as a new member of Asia Week New York, and at a new location.  They are following their reputation of being “two scholarly Swiss dealers … highly regarded for their taste and knowledge in the fields of pre-modern... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2013

Paire de paravents byobu à six panneaux à motifs de grues et de pins (matsu) sur un fond de feuilles d'or, symbole de longévité.

Paire de paravents byobu à six panneaux à motifs de grues et de pins (matsu) sur un fond de feuilles d'or, symbole de longévité. Fin du XVIIIe siècle. (Ere Edo). Photo Boisgirard et Associés H. : 170 cm, l. : 63.5 cm (x6). Estimation : 8 000 / 12 000 €A set of two anonymous six-panel byobu-screens depicting auspicious cranes (tsuru) and pine-trees (matsu) on gold-leaf ground symbolizing long life. Late 18th century. H. : 170 cm, W. : 63.5 cm (6x) Boisgirard et Associés. Vendredi 1 mars... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2013

Paire de paravents à 6 panneaux (byobu) figurant une scène de chasse sur fond de paysage. Fin période Edo

Paire de paravents à 6 panneaux (byobu) figurant une scène de chasse sur fond de paysage. Fin période Edo. Photo Boisgirard et Associés H. : 171.5 cm, l. : 63 cm (2x 6x) - Estimation : 8 000 / 12 000 € Les chasseurs appartiennent à l'une des tribus vivant dans les régions du nord de l'empire chinois. Durant la période Edo, les informations sur ces régions lointaines étaient plutôt vagues et basées sur des sources exclusivement chinoises.En 1645, une étude qui comportait également des illustrations fut... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2013

A gold lacquer display cabinet (kazaridana), Edo period (19th century)

A gold lacquer display cabinet (kazaridana), Edo period (19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 A set of shelves set on four bracket feet and with slightly upcurved top edges, the top surface and four open rectangular shelves below, and a lower cabinet enclosed by a pair of hinged doors and a cabinet enclosed by two sliding doors; decorated on all the outer surfaces in varicolored gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, kirikane, okibirame and gold and silver inlay on anashiji ground with the... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2013

An elaborate large bronze and mixed-metal hanging vase, Meiji period (late 19th century)

An elaborate large bronze and mixed-metal hanging vase, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 signed Kaso token kanagu chorushi Shoami Doki kyudai no mago Shoami Katsuyoshi sen (carved by Shoami Katsuyoshi [1831-1910], the ninth-generation descendent of Shoami Doki, as a sword-fitting metalworker) on an inlaid silver reserve. Formed as a long gourd entwined with a vine, worked in gold, shakudo, copper and gilt with a snake scrolling up the gourd heading for a mouse hiding under a leaf, the... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2013

Bonhams New York showcases superb Meiji craftmanship in Fine Japanese Works of Art Sale

A small cloisonne enamel vase and cover by the workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927), Meiji period (late 19th century), 4 3/4in (12cm) high. Est. USD15,000-20,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- The March 19 auction of Fine Japanese Works of Art at Bonhams will feature an assortment of notable Meiji period highlights, emphasizing the high quality materials and excellent craftsmanship collectors seek. During the Meiji period – the late 19th century - the rise of cultural exchange between East and West resulted in a... [Lire la suite]
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