13 septembre 2011

A tinted ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Rantei, 19th century

A tinted ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Rantei, 19th century. Photo Bonhams The curious simian seated with an oversize matsutake held close to his body, its head peering down to the left at a small slug crawling up the side of the prized mushroom, with horn-inlaid eyes, signed Rantei in a small cartouche; 1 1/4in (3.4cm) high - Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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13 septembre 2011

A red lacquer netsuke of a Chinese boy. By Ryukei, 19th century

A red lacquer netsuke of a Chinese boy. By Ryukei, 19th century. Photo Bonhams Carved from solid red-lacquer (tsuishu) as a Chinese boy (karako) squatting to lift Hotei's treasure sack, signed Ryukei saku; 1 7/16in (3.5cm) wide - Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500   Netsuke from the Dootson Family collection   Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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13 septembre 2011

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Two woodcuts from the series In the Zoological Garden

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Two woodcuts from the series In the Zoological Garden. Photo Bonhams variant impressions of Obatan Parrot (Ogura 72), each entitled Ohobatan omu [in Japanese] and Obatan Parrot or Obatan Parat [in English], dated Taisho 15 (1926), signed in ink with seal Hiroshi, pencil signed Hiroshi Yoshida and with the jizuri seal; very good impressions and color, the second with pink cup, strong baren swirls, and other variations, creasing and pale stains to the second. [2]: 16 x 10 3/4 in (40.5 x 27.1cm) and... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2011

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Tora (Tiger) (Ogura 74), dated Taisho 15 (1926)

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Tora (Tiger) (Ogura 74), dated Taisho 15 (1926). Photo Bonhams A woodcut from the series In the Zoological Garden, with printed signature Yoshida; good impression and color, slight creasing, paper tape to one corner on verso.; 11 ¼ x 16 1/2in (28.5 x 41.5cm). Estimate: US$400 - 600 From the Collection of Yoshida Chizuko.   Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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18 août 2011

Hokusai – Retrospective @ Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

  Kajikazawa in Kai province. From the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (detail). ate of origin: c. 1831. Period: Iitsu. Dimensions: 24.7 x 36.7 cm. Technique: Woodcut, paper, ink © Sumida City For the first time in Germany a major retrospective is to be devoted to the world-famous Japanese artist Hokusai (1760–1849). Perhaps his best-known picture is the woodcut: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” from the series: “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” (1823–29). Over 350 loans, which with few exceptions come from Japan, will be on... [Lire la suite]
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28 juillet 2011

Japanese Imari @ Christie's Interiors, 2 August 2011, London, South Kensington

A pair of large Japanese Imari baluster vases, Meiji period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Painted and gilt to the body with shaped panels of blossoming trees and birds in a fenced garden, all surrounded by medallions and stylised flower decoration; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high (2) - Estimate £2,000 - £3,000 A pair of Japanese Imari jars and covers, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Of tapering ovoid shape, decorated in underglaze bue and iron-red with gilt highlights with shaped panels enclosing... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2011

A large Japanese Imari charger, 19th century.

A large Japanese Imari charger, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Brightly decorated to the interior with panels of mandarin ducks resting below blossoming flowers beside rockwork, divided by bats in flight, the exterior decorated with branches of blossoming flowers; 18½ in. (47 cm.) diam. Estimate £400 - £600 Christie's. The Sunday Sale, 31 July 2011. London, South Kensington www.christies.com
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15 juin 2011

The Seven Treasures: Exhibition of Cloisonné from the V&A and the Edwin Davies Gift

Vase, Nagoya, mark of Hayashi Kodenji, c.1880-90, Height 25cm, width 12cm; LONDON.- Edwin Davies OBE has donated one of the world’s finest collections of Japanese cloisonné enamels to the V&A. Thanks to his significant gift, the V&A is now able to show the most wide-ranging selection of cloisonné masterpieces existing in Europe. A special display is on view at the V&A, from June 14 through August 19, 2012, to celebrate the gift and tell the story of this exquisite craft. The Edwin Davies Gift is made up nearly 90... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2011

Cabinet en palissandre et bois exotique. Japon, fin XIXème siècle

Cabinet en palissandre et bois exotique. Japon, fin XIXème siècle. Photos Mercier & Cie & Interenchères décor de semi-relief en laque, os ou ivoire et nacre d'objets de la vie quotidienne, ouvre à huit vantaux et trois tiroirs. (petits manques) 179x115x35 cm - Estimation : 6000/7000€ Mercier & Cie. DIMANCHE 12 JUIN à 11H00. 14 RUE DES JARDINS 59000 LILLE. CONTACT: Tél. : 03.20.12.24.24 - Email :  contact@mercier.com
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12 mai 2011

Top Prices Paid Once Again for Works of Art by Japanese Artist Shibata Zeshin @ Bonhams

A lacquer two-case inro By Shibata Zeshin. Sold for £120,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Considered one of Europe’s most important and comprehensive private collections of Japanese Gentleman’s accessories, Bonhams announces that Part Two of the Edward Wrangham collection realised £1.6 million on 10th May. Top prices were paid for inro* and other works of art by Shibata Zeshin (1868-1912), one of the most famous painters and lacquerers of the 19th century Meiji period in Japan. The top lot of the sale was an exquisite two case inro,... [Lire la suite]