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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26 novembre 2018

An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand, Meiji period (circa 1894), signed Shinjiro

Lot 3825. An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand, Meiji period (circa 1894), signed Shinjiro (Itao Shinjiro; 1842-1911); 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) long without stand. Estimate HKD 5,500,000 - HKD 7,000,000 (USD 704,962 - USD 897,225). Price realised HKD 6,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron eagle constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the beak opens, the neck, wings, limbs and claws move, the eyes inlaid in stone, the details of... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An important iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Muneyoshi

Lot 3829. An important iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958); 118 1/8 in. (300 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 9,500,000 (USD 833,138 - USD 1,217,663). Unsold. © 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 elaborate horns,... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

Sotheby's sale to offer five centuries of Japanese artistry and craftsmanship

LONDON.- On 6 November in London, Sotheby’s will hold a Japanese Art sale showcasing five centuries of Japanese artistry and craftsmanship, adding to the company’s history of important sales in the category. The auction will present a curated group of fine works of art from distinguished Asian, European and American private collections, including lacquer, ceramics, enamels, woodblock prints, armours and swords. Henry Howard-Sneyd, Sotheby's Chairman of Asian Art, Europe and Americas, said: “It is very rewarding to... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2018

An Arita dish, Edo period, late 17th century, Fuku mark

Lot 60. An Arita dish, Edo period, late 17th century, Fuku mark; 28cm diameter. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500. © Sotheby's the deep dish with upturned foliate rim, decorated in underglaze blue with a crane among bamboo. Note: For a similar dish with cranes see Nezu Museum, Ko-Imari: A Catalogue of Hizen Porcelain from the Nezu Mueseum's Yamamoto Collection (Tokyo, 2017), pl. 47 p. 23. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art. London, 06 Nov 2018, 10:30 AM
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24 octobre 2018

An Imari dish, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 59. An Imari dish, Edo period, late 17th century; 49 cm, 19 1/3  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. © Sotheby's the circular dish decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and black enamels on underglaze blue with landscapes. Provenance: The Hodroff Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art. London, 06 Nov 2018, 10:30 AM
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24 octobre 2018

An Arita tureen, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 58. An Arita tureen, Edo period, late 17th century; 31.2 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. © Sotheby's the deep bowl with domed cover surmounted by a karashishi finial decorated in underglaze blue in the Kakiemon style with a continuous mountainous landscape. Note: A similar example in the Soame Jenyns collection is on view at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, collection no. J53. For further examples see Kyushu Ceramic Museum, The Shibata... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2018

A large Kakiemon dish, Edo period, late 17th century, Fuku mark

Lot 57. A large Kakiemon dish, Edo period, late 17th century, Fuku mark; 43 cm, 17 in. Estimate £12,000 - £18,000. © Sotheby's with foliate rim, finely decorated in a deep underglaze blue with a central roundel depicting a mountainous landscape, the upturned sides with panels of landscapes, the designs influenced by the Kano School of Painting. Provenance: The Avo Krikorian Collection Note: A similar example is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inventory no. AK-RBK 1972-227. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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