27 mai 2014

A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix and Bamboo' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Yu Ci Chunyi Tang Mark, 19th century

A pair of blue and white 'Phoenix and Bamboo' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Yu Ci Chunyi Tang Mark, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's. each of conical form, the steep sides of the interior painted with an inverted phoenix with outstretched wings, its body wrapping over the rim and extending down the exterior with long plumage flowing, set opposite two sprays of bamboo similarly growing from the exterior over the rim and extending into the cup, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a four-character Yu ci Chunyi tang ('Bestowed... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2014

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century. Photo Sotheby's comprising a jar of compressed globular form, painted around the exterior with four lotus blossoms wreathed in scrolling foliage, wood stand; a kendi painted around the body and on the spout with stylised lotus; a crackle-glazed globular jar painted with upright panels divided by ruyi heads, below a band of undulous waves and detached ruyi scrolls around the shoulder; and an olive-green glazed double-gourd vase set with two small loop... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A rare small coral netsuke of a shishi. By Kinba, 19th century

A rare small coral netsuke of a shishi. By Kinba, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Seated, its body curled to the right and its head raised, its forelegs outstretched and the hind legs drawn in beneath, the coral of pale pink colour with white inclusions, signed Kinba. 3.5cm (1 3/8in) wide. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Provenance: Michael Tomkinson, (no.1339, sold at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London, 24th April 1922, lot 1436, illustrated in the catalogue, pl.XXXIV), the great-grandfather of the present owner, and... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A gold lacquer four-case inro. By Koma Kyuhaku after a design by Hanabusa Itcho, 19th century

A gold lacquer four-case inro. By Koma Kyuhaku after a design by Hanabusa Itcho, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of wide form, bearing a kinji ground and lacquered with a continuous design of the Wagojin, gods of conjugal harmony, smiling in conversation, in coloured togidashi maki-e, inscribed Hanabusa Itcho with seal, the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed Koma Kyuhaku. 7.9cm (3 1/8in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,700) Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A large gold lacquer and metal-inlaid four-case inro. By Jitokusai Gyokuzan, 19th century

A large gold lacquer and metal-inlaid four-case inro. By Jitokusai Gyokuzan, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Bearing a rich kinji ground, inlaid with the Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Good Fortune) in shakudo with copper and gilt details, walking and conversing among trees by a stream in a rocky landscape with pavilions and mountains in the distance, in gold takamaki-e with details of e-nashiji and kirikane, the interior of nashiji, signed Jitokusai Gyokuzan with kao; with ivory netsuke of Jurojin with a boy attendant. 11.7cm (4... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold, silver and iro-e takamaki-e with a teamaster on his hands and knees, visible from the partially-open sliding door of a snow-covered rustic tea hut, greeting his guest, shown on the reverse, as he walks along the narrow garden path paved with imperfect stones, his body humbly lowered in preparation for the experience of tea, a stone basin for ritual cleansing and ladle in the left foreground, the interior of... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The rich roiro ground embellished with kirikane and lacquered with cock and hen pheasants among wild plants, in gold and coloured takamaki-e with hirame highlights, the interior of nashiji, signed Kajikawa saku with red pot seal Ei; with carnelian ojime and modern wood manju netsuke. 8.9cm (3½in) high. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,100 - 3,700) Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A gold lacquer broad two-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century

A gold lacquer broad two-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold and slight-coloured takamaki-e and kirikane with a waterfall cascading over a prancing shishi, the design continuing on the reverse with waves crashing against rocks, the shishi's eyes inlaid in aogai, the interior of red lacquer with matt gold risers, signed Kajikawa saku with tsubo seal Ei. 8.3cm (3¼in) wide. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,700 - 4,900)Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A gold lacquer five-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century

  A gold lacquer five-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of upright form, the gold lacquer ground embellished with mura-nashiji and kirikane, lacquered with a continuous design of Nasu Yoichi, the celebrated archer riding past a flowering cherry tree in a mountainous landscape, in gold and slight-coloured takamaki-e, the interior of nashiji, signed Kansai utsusu; with simulated coral ojime and plain wood manju netsuke. 8.5cm (3 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,700 - 4,900) Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer seven-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century

A black lacquer seven-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold and red takamaki-e, kirikane and e-nashiji with a giant ceremonial gakudaiko (drum) partially hidden behind a sumptuous brocade curtain beneath flowering branches of maple, the design of the curtain continuing on the reverse, the interior of rich nashiji, signed Koma Kansai zo. 10cm (3 7/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 €3,700 - 4,900Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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