17 janvier 2019

A Japanese blue and white five-piece garniture, Edo period, 18th century

Lot 305. A Japanese blue and white five-piece garniture, Edo period, 18th century; 19 ½ (49.5 cm.) high, the jars and covers. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Price realised US$8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Octagonal, Arita ware, decorated with lions and phoenix, comprising three jars and covers and a pair of beaker vases. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019

27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a spider, Edo period (19th century)

Lot 3806. An iron articulated sculpture of a spider, Edo period (19th century); 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 480,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron spider finely constructed of numerous hammered parts jointed together with movable limbs, claws, body and mouth, eyes embellished with gilt. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief eds. et al., Meiji no bi / Splendid Beauty: Illustrious Crafts of the Meiji Period (Taipei:... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a lobster, Edo period (18th-19th century), signed Kiyoharu (Myochin Kiyoharu)

Lot 3821. An iron articulated sculpture of a lobster, Edo period (18th-19th century), signed Kiyoharu (Myochin Kiyoharu); 11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron lobster constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the eyes, antennae, limbs, fins and legs move, the details finely carved and chiseled, signature on one of limbs. With double wood boxes. ... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a carp, Edo period (19th century), signed Myoshin saku (made by Myoshin)

Lot 3823. An iron articulated sculpture of a carp, Edo period (19th century), signed Myoshin saku (made by Myoshin); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 650,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron carp constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the whiskers, mouth and fins move, the details of the fins finely chiseled, the eyes finished with gilt and details of the body inlaid in silver, the... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

An iron articulated sculpture of a snake, Edo period (19th century), signed Katsuharu zo (made by Myochin Katsuharu)

Lot 3810. An iron articulated sculpture of a snake, Edo period (19th century), signed Katsuharu zo (made by Myochin Katsuharu; act. 19th century); 55 1/8 in. (140 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 650,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © 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 opening to reveal a movable tongue, gilt eyes; signature on underside of jaw. ... [Lire la suite]
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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 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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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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