19 mai 2023

National Museum of Asian Art announces major gift of Japanese lacquer objects from the Avant Family

Writing box (suzuribako) in the form of a plum blossom, Japan, Edo period, late 18th century, Lacquer, gold, silver, tin alloy, wood, Diameter: 24.8cm (9 ¾ in), RLS2023.4.29, Gift of the Avant Family, Credit: National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art announced a major gift of a collection of Japanese lacquer objects from the Avant family, known for their outstanding work in the arts, philanthropy and politics. The museum was... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2023

Bouddha Sakyamuni, Japan, 12th century

Bouddha Sakyamuni, Japan, 12th century. Lacquered Sandalwood, 96 x 28 x 15 cm (37.8 x 11 x 5.9 in.). Courtesy  GALERIE JACQUES BARRÈRE at TEFAF Maastrich 2023 Provenance: Private collection of Mr. Kano Oshima  
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30 septembre 2022

A 'Shigaraki' stoneware jar, Japan, 17th century

Lot 823. A 'Shigaraki' stoneware jar, Japan, 17th century. Height 18 in., 45 cm. Lot sold: 1,134 USD (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the Collection of Amy and Elliot Lawrence. Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022 
21 janvier 2022

A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian period

Lot 567. A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian Period (792-1185); H. 94 (114) cm. Sold: €17,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Standing in slight tribhanga, mounted. Due to damage this figure is difficult to identify. However, a shawl covering the shoulder and a bracelet are recognizable along the right back side of the body. These two features and the wide strand of hair arranged over the ear are characteristics of a Bosatsu. A more accurate... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2022

A fine and rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Nikkô Bosatsu, Japan, Muromachi period, c. 16th century

Lot 567. A fine and rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Nikkô Bosatsu, Japan, Muromachi period, c. 16th century; H. 100 cm. Sold: €33,000 (Est: €40,000 - €60,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions standing in very slight tribhanga pose and wearing the typical skirt and shawls of a Bodhisattva, with chest and arm ornaments of gilt copper with glass beads, inlaid eyes and urna, the hands holding a staff surmounted by a round disc set on a cloud swirl. Provenance: North German private... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2022

A rare bronze figure of Kannon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) in Zenkôji-style

Lot 566. A rare bronze figure of Kannon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) in Zenkôji-style, Japan, Kamakura period, 13th-14th century. H. 34,3 cm. Sold: €88,000 (Est: €40,000 - €60,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions The hands held in front of the navel, the left hand covering the right hand, the head adorned by a six-leaved crown with a central Amida Nyorai figure, the hexagonal base of lacquered wood, probably 19th century.  Provenance: German private collection, purchased from Gregg Bake London. An... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2021

A small blue and white 'celestial horse' saucer and two blue and white small 'dragon' stemcups, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 154. A small blue and white 'celestial horse' saucer and two blue and white small 'dragon' stemcups, Qing dynasty, 17th century; From 4.6 to 9.4 cm, from 1¾ to 3¾ in. Lot sold: 2,394 EUR (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Property from an old European collection. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 9 December 2021
18 juillet 2021

A Karatsu tea bowl, Japan, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century

Lot 2025. A Karatsu tea bowl, Japan, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century; h. 10.2 cm, l. 12.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 56,700 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Cabinet Portier & Associés, Paris. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
30 mai 2020

A lacquer smith work table or rectangular board, Tsubame Tori Ban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989)

      Lot 5082. A lacquer smith work table or rectangular board, Tsubame Tori Ban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989); 2.9 by 55.7 by 38.8 cm, 1 1/8  by 22 by 12 1/3  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with canted corners, the top of the panel with dense and abstract splashes of red lacquer over black extending over the sides to the edges of the reverse, the reverse with a superb marblelised ground of... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A lacquer smith's low table, urushi goshi joban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989)

Lot 5106. A lacquer smith's low table, urushi goshi joban, Japan, Showa period (1926-1989); 17.2 by 88 by 40.7 cm, 6 3/4  by 34 5/8  by 16 in. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel supported on two vertical recessed panels further resting on four short feet, the marblelised top of the table with an irregular residue of built-up layers of black and red lacquer extending down the sides. Note: The... [Lire la suite]