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]

13 janvier 2020

'Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan' at Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo - The year 2020 marks 1,300 years since the compilation of Japan's oldest official history, The Chronicles of Japan (Nihon Shoki). The history contains two narratives: one of sacred lzumo inhabited by the gods of Shinto and ruled over by Ōkuninushi; and one of mortal Yamato, a place of human governance ruled over by the emperor. In partnership with their present-day counterparts, Shimane Prefecture (Izumo) and Nara Prefecture (Yamato), this special exhibition brings together rare and remarkable artifacts to explore... [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]
04 décembre 2018

Sotheby's Paris Art d'Asie led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls, Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period

PARIS - Sotheby's Paris sales are renowned for the quality and selection of objects offered. The december sale is led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls bearing Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period.  Further highlights include a selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) whose important collection of early Ming blue and white porcelains was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.   Lot... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

A Wood Sculpture of Jizo Bosatsu, Kamakura Period, 14th century

Lot 63. A Wood Sculpture of Jizo Bosatsu, Kamakura Period, 14th century; 118cm. high (including stand). Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 229,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved and assembled from cyprus wood, of hollow construction (Yosegi-zukuri), holding the hoju [treasure jewel] and shakujo [staff], applied with coloured pigments, on wood stand carved as a lotus flower. Note: Jizo Bosatsu (the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha) a merciful figure who alone among... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2018

Aysen Myo-o, Japon, époque Kamakura, XIVE siècle

   Lot 186. Aysen Myo-o, Japon, époque Kamakura, XIVE siècle, encre, couleurs, or et feuille d'or sur soie, montée en rouleau, boîte couverte en bois (4); 113,5 x 61 cm, 44 5/8 x 24 in. Estimation: 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot sold 50,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009)  Aysen Myo-O, ink, colour, gold and cut gold leaf on silk, hanging scroll, Japan, Kamakura period, 14th century Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

Amida Raigo: The Descent of Amida, Japan, Kamakura period, Attributed to Takakane Takashina (Active 1309-1330)

Lot 3071. Amida Raigo: The Descent of Amida, Japan, Kamakura period, Attributed to Takakane Takashina (Active 1309-1330), ink, colour, gold and silver on silk; 125.5 by 56.6 cm, 49 3/8  by 22 1/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 decorated with a figure of Amitabha Buddha with both hands held in vitarcka mudra, flanked by a pair of Bodhisattvas, Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta, the two Bodhisattvas rendered reverential with one depicted... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

Zetterquist Galleries at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Longquan Celadon Censer with Applied Peonies, Southern Song - Yuan Dynasty, 13th - 14th century A.D. Height: 10.2 cm. Diameter: 15.25 cm © Zetterquist Galleries A porcelaineous stoneware censer with steep-sided straight walls and a fattened mouth-rim. The piece sits on three stylized claw feet and has a foot-rim on the bottom, unglazed and revealing a pale stoneware body fred to a russet color. The exterior is decorated with applique scrolling peonies in high relief around the entire body. The piece... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

FORT WORTH, TX.- This spring, the Kimbell Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection. This exhibition will feature nearly 450 objects from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. "In following their passion, Sam and Myrna Myers have assembled one of the finest Asian art collections ever amassed," commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum.... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2018

Gregg Baker Asian Art at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

A figure of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) dressed in elaborately decorated flowing robes which she holds up with her left hand and in her right hand she has a large basket containing a fish, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Lacquer and gilt wood, 88 x 42 x 28 cm (34.8 x 16.8 x 11.3 in.). Gregg Baker Asian Art (Stand 260). © TEFAF 2018 A figure of Amida Buddha standing on an elaborately decorated lotus pedestal base with the hands in the an-i-in mudra, Japan, Kamakura period, 12th-13th century. Gilt wood. Height... [Lire la suite]