14 mars 2014

Mounted Porcelain & Lacquer Incense Burner. Porcelain: China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), gilt-bronze & Japanese lacquer: 18th ce

Mounted Porcelain & Lacquer Incense Burner. Porcelain: China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), gilt-bronze & Japanese lacquer: 18th century. Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 25cm Width: 15cm. An enamel on biscuit horse mounted on a gilt bronze base of curling leaves. On its back, gilt bronze leafy oak branches, support a Japanese red lacquer bowl and cover mounted as an incense burner. The top of the cover is surmounted with a coral branch with a bronze base. Provenance: Private Collection UK Literature:... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2012

Christie's shares remarkable family insights into Djahanguir Riahi, an impassioned collector

Bernard II van Risenburgh (BVRB), A magnificent ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer secretaire-à-abattant, circa 1755. Estimate: GBP3,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012. LONDON.- Ahead of the sale of Masterpieces Formerly in the Collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi in London on Thursday 6 December, Christie’s shares remarkable family insights into Djahanguir Riahi, an impassioned collector whose focused commitment over 50 years to collect world class 18th century furniture and works of art provides inspiration for... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2012

Adam Weisweiler, German, 1744-1820, Chest of Drawers with Doors (Commode à vantaux), ca. 1780

Adam Weisweiler, German, 1744-1820, Chest of Drawers with Doors (Commode à vantaux), ca. 1780. Ebony, mahogany, Japanese lacquer, French resin varnish, and copper alloy with mercury gilding and marble; 38 5/8 x 58 7/8 x 24 inches (98.11 x 149.53 x 60.96 cm). Purchase: the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation Acquisition Fund, F70-43 A,B. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©2012 Nelson Gallery Foundation Contrasting cultures and materials were harmoniously orchestrated by Weisweiler to create this... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2011

A rare Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer commode (meuble d'appui), circa 1765, stamped Carlin

A rare Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer commode (meuble d'appui), circa 1765, stamped Carlin JME. Photo Sotheby's with later Portor marble top, the frieze mounted with ormolu scrolling ribbon-tied rinceaux and large rosettes at the corners above two cupboard doors inset with ormolu-framed seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panels depicting landscapes with figures and cranes opening to an amaranth and tulipwood interior featuring two slides and two drawers framing a coffre-fort, the concave sides... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2011

A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer secrétaire à abattant. Circa 1780, stamped twice M Carlin

A rare Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese black and gilt lacquer secrétaire à abattant. Circa 1780, stamped twice M Carlin JME. Photo Sotheby's the brocatelle marble top upon a conforming frieze containing a central drawer and mounted with ormolu guilloche enclosing rosettes, the rectangular drop front inset with two seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panels depicting landscapes and outlined with ormolu frames opening to a fitted interior decorated with trompe l'oeil marquetry, above an inset seventeenth-century... [Lire la suite]
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24 octobre 2011

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted japanese lacquer and ebonized commode, attributed to Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, circa 1750.

A highly important Louis XV ormolu-mounted japanese lacquer and ebonized commode, attributed to Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, circa 1750. Photo Sotheby's the later molded serpentine-fronted Portor marble top above two drawers composed of a single seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panel decorated sans traverse with figures and buildings in a landscape, the drawers mounted with scrolling ormolu shells, foliate and rocaille motifs and curling vines forming drawer handles, both sides mounted with ormolu in a similar manner and... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2011

A French mid-19th century ormolu mounted amaranth, fruitwood and Japanese lacquer secrétaire à abattant

A French mid-19th century ormolu mounted amaranth, fruitwood and Japanese lacquer secrétaire à abattant. photo Bonhams the brocatelle d'Espagne marble top within a pierced drapery gallery, above a long drawer centred by a female mask issuing floral garlands, the fall front with a lacquer panel depicting a group of Samouraï in a landscape, opening to an interior with one shelf and four small drawers with a central pigeon hole, above a frieze drawer with a push release button, each side panel with a lacquer medallion depicting a... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2010

Arita blue and white & Japanese lacquer on porcelain Arita, 17th century & 18th century.

A pair of tall Arita blue and white beaker vases, late 17th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each of waisted cylindrical form, painted with flowering branches and pierced rockwork; 42.5cm; 16 3/4in. Estimate 2,000—3,000 GBP. Lot Sold 4,750 GBP An unusual large Japanese lacquer on porcelain Arita baluster vase, 18th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the domed foot rising to a rounded body and flaring rim, with shaped panels of flowering branches and verandahs,on a dark lotus scroll ground, fitted for electricity;... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2009

"Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors" @ at the Getty Museum

Unknown maker, Japanese, The Mazarin Chest, about 1640. Wood covered in black lacquer with gold and silver hiramakie and takamakie lacquer; inlaid with gold, silver and shibuichi alloy; and mother-of-pearl shell; gilded copper fittings. Object: H: 59 X W: 101.5 X D: 63.9 cm. EX 2009.2.1. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 412(1-2)-1882@ V&A Images. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sometime around 1640, Japanese craftsmen at a lacquer workshop in Kyoto finished what was to become one of their country’s most beautiful historical... [Lire la suite]
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