02 novembre 2019

The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 80. The Palmela Kakiemon Elephants. A pair of fine and rare Kakiemon elephants, Edo period, late 17th century; 13.8 cm., 5½ in. high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century

Lot 81. A fine and rare Kakiemon model of a samurai, Edo period, late 17th-early 18th century; 32.5 cm., 12¾ in. high. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 GPB. Photo Sotheby's. the seated figure holding a fan with a daisho slung around his waist, the moulded details of the laced sode, do and undergarments clearly delineated, the kabuto with shikoro and large turnbacks with mon, the maedate in the form of a tama in the centre of the kuwagata, all decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black enamels, the figure seated... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2019

A Louis XV silver tureen to lead Sotheby's October Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts in New York

Lot 690. The Tureen “Aux Écrevisses”. A Louis XV silver Pot-à-Oille, Cover, Liner, and Stand, Thomas Germain, Paris, 1740-42;  The arms changed by his son François-Thomas Germain, c. 1764. Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present their autumn series of furniture & decorative arts auction from 23–25 October 2019 in New York. Spanning three sales, this season’s offering is distinguished by an impressive selection of works from important private... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2019

A Goshomaru chawan & A Ichimonji chawan in Korean style, Japan or Korea the Japanese market, Edo period. 17th-18th c. or later

Lot 2411. A Goshomaru chawan & A Ichimonji chawan in Korean style, Japan or Korea for the Japanese market, Edo period, 17th-18th century or later. Estimate 600 - 900 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers a) Goshomaru chawan from ferrous, dark red brown stoneware with grey whitish glaze, finely crazed. The steep wall in the upper part a bit deformed and with grooves from turning below the offset lip. The lower part faceted. The glaze with strong pink Amamori spots. Crack with old gold lacquer repair.... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2019

Historic exhibition of 17 centuries of animals in Japanese art will showcase masterpieces that rarely leave Japan

Deer Bearing Symbols of the Kasuga Deities, Nanbokucho era, 14th century, bronze, wood with pigments, height 42.5in, Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, Important Cultural Property.   WASHINGTON, DC.- Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, the first exhibition devoted to the subject, covering 17 centuries (from the fifth century to the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2019

A Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, circa 1640–1650

Lot 104. A Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, circa 1640–1650; 29.5 cm, 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rare early oviform vase with tall neck rim, decorated in underglaze blue with panels of grapes and vine. Provenance:  Formely in the Collection of Late George Wingfield Digby, Sherborne Castle, Dorset. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. George Wingfield Digby (far right), John Pope-Hennessy and Jennie Lee at the V&A ... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2019

An early enamelled vase and cover, Edo period, mid-17th century

Lot 108. An early enamelled vase and cover, Edo period, mid-17th century; 27.3 cm. 10 3/4  in. high. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the oviform vase and domed cover with flattened knop finial decorated in iron-red, yellow, blue, green, purple and black enamels with roundels interspersed on an iron-red ground of patterns such as manji based key fret and a shippo pattern, with designs of hares, deer, cranes and ho-o birds, the vase has an unusual and... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2019

A rare Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, mid 17th century

Lot 102. A rare Ko-Imari vase, Edo period, mid 17th century; 27 cm., 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the facetted vase with short neck decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and aubergine black enamels with panels of flowers among rockwork, bordered by panels of grapes and vine, gold lacquer repairs. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM   
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07 mai 2019

A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 100. A large Arita Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ dish, Edo period, late 17th century; 51 cm., 20 in. diam. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the circular dish with wide rim decorated in iron-red, black, green and aubergine enamels and gilt on underglaze blue with the design known as la Dame au Parasol, the reverse with insects in iron-red. Note: Cornelis Pronk was a Dutch draughtsman and porcelain designer. Born in 1691, he became a pupil of Jan van Houten and Arnold... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2019

A Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60

Lot 105. A Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60; 26.4 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the helmet shaped dish (kabuto-gata) decorated in purple, yellow, green, blue and black enamels with a central roundel of pine trees among rocks beneath clouds, borderdly vertical stripes in yellow, blue and purple, the rim with a wreath pattern, the reverse with floral sprays and Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May... [Lire la suite]
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