28 septembre 2018

Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries reopen at the British Museum

The galleries have seen major improvements to their design and infrastructure which considerably improve the display of some 430 artworks and archaeological and historical artefacts dating from ancient prehistory to the present day. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The British Museum reopened some of its most popular galleries after nine-months of refurbishment. The Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries opened to the public again on 27 September 2018, displaying highlights from the Museum’s extensive... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

A Three-Case Inro, signed Hidari Issan, Edo Period, 19th century

Lot 185. A Three-Case Inro, signed Hidari Issan, Edo Period, 19th century; 8.5cm. long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely carved as a tortoise, with netsuke and ojime similarly carved as tortoises, the netsuke signed Komin and kakihan, the ojime signed Masanao. Christie's. Japanese Art & Design Including Arts of The Samurai, London, South Kensington, 9 November 2011  
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15 août 2018

A Four-Case Inro, signed Kanshosai and kakihan, Edo Period, 19th century

Lot 109. A Four-Case Inro, signed Kanshosai and kakihan, Edo Period, 19th century; 7.7cm. high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in gold and carved red takamaki-e on a black ground with a parrot on a perch, the reverse with two pheasants in a pine tree. Provenance: Scott Meredith Collection Christie's. Japanese Art & Design Including Arts of The Samurai, London, South Kensington, 9 November 2011
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15 août 2018

A Four-Case Inro, signed Soetsu and kakihan, Edo Period, 17th century

Lot 50. A Four-Case Inro, signed Soetsu and kakihan, Edo Period, 17th century; 6.2cm. high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and hirame and inlaid in pewter and mother-of-pearl on a black ground with a hat lying on the ground beside a farmers straw hut, the reverse with a sickle amongst cut grasses, nashiji interiors and risers. Christie's. Japanese Art & Design Including... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

A Five-Case Inro, signed on a gold tablet Takase, Edo Period, 19th century

Lot 201. A Five-Case Inro, signed on a gold tablet Takase, Edo Period, 19th century; ; 9.2cm. high. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in gold hiramaki-e, gyobu nashiji and silver inlay with gilt details on a polished black ground with a dragon and two aoi mon Christie's. Japanese Art & Design Including Arts of The Samurai, London, South Kensington, 9 November 2011
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08 août 2018

Three-case inro with dragon and cloud design, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Three-case inro with dragon and cloud design, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved and stained boxwood; interiors of compartments black lacquer. Overall: 8 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 in.), William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23750a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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08 août 2018

Four-case inro with design of ho-o and kirin, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Four-case inro with design of ho-o and kirin, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved boxwood; eyes inlaid in gilt metal and horn. Overall: 8.2 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/16 in.). William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23752a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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08 août 2018

Hokyudo Itsumin, Three-case inro, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Hokyudo Itsumin, Three-case inro with design of a demon releasing a storm and a magic fox, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved and stained ivory. Carved and stained ivory. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23753a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
12 avril 2018

A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th/early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740

Lot 94. A porcelain figure of Hotei seated, Japan, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century with a gilt-bronze mount, German, circa 1740. Haut. 30 cm., larg. 21 cm. ; Height 11 3/4  in., width 8 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 €. Lot sold 13,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. the headdress decorated with hard stones and glass and rose leaves; (restorations to the porcelain) Provenance: Accorsi Gallery, Turin Sotheby's. Important Mobilier, Sculptures... [Lire la suite]