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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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a snake, Edo period (19th century), signed Katsuharu zo (made by Myochin Katsuharu)

Lot 3810. An iron articulated sculpture of a snake, Edo period (19th century), signed Katsuharu zo (made by Myochin Katsuharu; act. 19th century); 55 1/8 in. (140 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 650,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron snake constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the head incised with scales and fitted with a hinged jaw opening to reveal a movable tongue, gilt eyes; signature on underside of jaw. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

A silver kettle wrapped in iron, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916)

Lot 3834. A silver kettle wrapped in iron, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 650,000 - HKD 950,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular form with a spout, the body and lid finely hammered and wrapped in iron, applied with hammered iron handle, the lid set with a round finial partially applied with gold, signature on body. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

A hammered iron vase, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916)

Lot 3835. A hammered iron vase, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916); 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ovoid form with short flared neck finely hammered in low relief, the body section encircled by a band designed with various animals, seal mark on base. With original wood box titled tetsu uchidashi gunju kabin (hammered iron vase designed with various animals)... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An impressive iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Edo period (18th-19th century)

Lot 3828. An impressive iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Edo period (18th-19th century); 37 3/8 in. (94.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,400,000 (USD 205,080 - USD 307,620). Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron dragon finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, the tongue, limbs and claws move, the body bends, the head is applied with ears, elaborate horns, spines and whiskers, the details are finely... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a long snake, Early 20th century, signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958)

Lot 3811. An iron articulated sculpture of a long snake, Early 20th century, signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958); 81 7/8 in. (208 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,400,000 (USD 205,080 - USD 307,620). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron snake constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the head incised with scales and fitted with a hinged jaw, gilt eyes, signature on underside of jaw. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief eds. et... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a mythical beast (shachi), Edo period (18th-19th century)

Lot 3827. An iron articulated sculpture of a mythical beast (shachi), Edo period (18th-19th century); 20 ½ in. (52.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - HKD 4,000,000 (USD 358,890 - USD 512,700). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron mythical beast with tiger head and fish body finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, the tongue moves, the fins open and spread and the body bends, the head applied with elaborate horns and spines and the eyes... [Lire la suite]
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