22 mai 2021

Property from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986) at Sotheby's HK

Portrait of Umehara Ryuzaburo at his easel. Lots 322-329 are from the collection of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986). Umehara Ryuzaburo was a renowned Japanese painter, he was one of the first Japanese artists to work in the Western style. Characterised by vibrant colours and expressive brushstrokes, his work had perpetual influences on the younger generation of Japanese painters. Born to a family of textile merchants in Kyoto, Umehara Ryuzaburo’s surroundings honed his keen sensitivity to beauty and devotion to art. He was... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2019

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' square box and cover, Wanli yiwei cyclical date, 1595 and of the period

Lot 3008. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' square box and cover, Wanli incised and gilt yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595 and of the period; 11 1/2 in. (29 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 76,989 - USD 102,652). Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The top of the cover is intricately carved through layers of lacquer to depict a five-clawed dragon supporting a roundel containing the characters tian xia tai ping (peace under... [Lire la suite]