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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06 mai 2019

An Aode Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1640–50

Lot 65. An Aode Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1640–50; 33.5cm., 13 in. diam. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. decorated in green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels, depicting gourds, the reverse with scrolling karakusa, Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM
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06 mai 2019

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

Lot 64. A fine Ko-Kutani dish, Fuku mark, Edo period, circa 1650–60; 34.5cm., 13½ in. diam. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep dish with a broad rim decorated in yellow, aubergine, green and black enamels with birds flying above chrysanthemums and grasses among rockwork, the broad rim with further larger chrysanthemum leaves, the reverse with scrolling karakusa, Fuku mark. Sotheby's. Fine Japanese Art, London, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM
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06 mai 2019

A rare Kakiemon figure of a wakashu [young man], Edo period, late 17th century

Lot 101. A rare Kakiemon figure of a wakashu [young man], Edo period, late 17th century; 30.5 cm., 12 in. high. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the standing figure holding a folded fan tucked into his obi, decorated in the vibrant Kakiemon palette of iron-red, green, yellow, blue, the kimono decorated with scrolling flowers and foliage and naoshi, the coiffure enamelled in black. Note: For a similar example, see Soame Jenyns, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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