08 janvier 2019

A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century

Lot 454. A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century; height 29 3/4 in. 75.5 cm. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of low-fired red clay, standing four-square on long columnar legs, the face directed forward and equipped in cheek guards and a bridle affixed by the upright ears, the reigns draped across the thick neck fringed by a cropped mane, a saddle with a sharply defined upright horn and cantle and secured by a breast collar patterned with zigzags,... [Lire la suite]

07 janvier 2019

A Japanese iron and gilt Kawari Kabuto in the form of a shachi (mythical beast), attributed to Fukutake Ichiro, circa 1970

Lot 7. A Japanese iron and gilt Kawari Kabuto in the form of a shachi (mythical beast), attributed to Fukutake Ichiro, circa 1970; 21 in. (53 cm.) high; 14 ¾ in. (37 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40 cm.) deep. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 8,834 - USD 12,620). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. On later stand. Provenance: Private collection Japan. Bibliography: Shin Katchushi Meikan by Sasama Yoshihiko ISBN 4-89806-127-3. Note: This superb sculptural and... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2018

'Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete' at the Crow Museum of Asian Art

Tosei Gusoku Type Armor. Garniture of Abe Masayoshi (1700–1769) Lord of Fukuyama Fiefdom Edo period (1615–1868), before 1750. Iron, lacquer, braided silk, brocade, leather, wood, horsehair, and metals including gold, gold leaf, bronze, and silk, Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2014.166.1. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation. DALLAS, TX.- This exquisitely crafted and perfectly preserved suit of armor would have been worn by Abe Masayoshi during his time at the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2018

Art Institute of Chicago presents Ukiyo-e masterpieces from the Weston Collection

Mizuno Rocho, Three Vinegars Tasters, detail, 1816. Weston Collection. CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection, a collection formed by Roger Weston over the last twenty-five years which captures compellingly the beginning, major developments, and final flowering of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) painting. Encompassing folding screens, hanging scrolls, handscrolls, and albums, these works are technically... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018

Harn Museum of Art displays a century of East Asian landscapes addressing both the modern and traditional

YANG Yongliang, Chinese, born 1980, "Viridescence, page 2," 2009, Ink and color on paper, Gift of Philip and Phyllis DeLaney in honor of David and Mary Ann Cofrin. GAINESVILLE, FLA.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida welcomes the new year with an innovative exhibition in the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing titled Inside Outside: Outside Inside—A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s–2000s. Artists from China, Japan and Korea illustrate more than thirty landscapes using formats clearly rooted in... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2018

A pair of silver imperial presentation vases, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Kazuhide koku

Lot 3838. A pair of silver imperial presentation vases, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Kazuhide koku (carved by Sato Kazuhide; 1855-1925); 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each vase of tapering ovoid form with high chamfered shoulder and slightly flared neck, elaborately inlaid in gold, silver and shakudo with branches of chrysanthemum and confederate rose, applied with... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a spider, Edo period (19th century)

Lot 3806. An iron articulated sculpture of a spider, Edo period (19th century); 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 480,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron spider finely constructed of numerous hammered parts jointed together with movable limbs, claws, body and mouth, eyes embellished with gilt. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief eds. et al., Meiji no bi / Splendid Beauty: Illustrious Crafts of the Meiji Period (Taipei:... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a lobster, Edo period (18th-19th century), signed Kiyoharu (Myochin Kiyoharu)

Lot 3821. An iron articulated sculpture of a lobster, Edo period (18th-19th century), signed Kiyoharu (Myochin Kiyoharu); 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron lobster constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the eyes, antennae, limbs, fins and legs move, the details finely carved and chiseled, signature on one of limbs. With double wood boxes. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

A copper articulated sculpture of a lobster, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Moriyoshi and incised seal mark

Lot 3820. A copper articulated sculpture of a lobster, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Moriyoshi and incised seal mark. Body 13 ¾ in. (37.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bronze lobster constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the eyes, antennae, limbs, fins and legs move, the details finely carved and chiseled, signature on underside of fin. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a carp, Edo period (19th century), signed Myoshin saku (made by Myoshin)

Lot 3823. An iron articulated sculpture of a carp, Edo period (19th century), signed Myoshin saku (made by Myoshin); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 650,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron carp constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the whiskers, mouth and fins move, the details of the fins finely chiseled, the eyes finished with gilt and details of the body inlaid in silver, the... [Lire la suite]
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