05 janvier 2017

A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 27. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer] with details embellished with inlays of gold foil, with the bust of the Emperor Galba, the inscription reads: SERSVLPI. GALBA. IMP. CAES. AVG. P. M. TR. P. The reverse also with inscription, 14.2 x 9.1cm. From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2017

A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Constantine the Great, Edo period, late 18th century

Lot 25. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Constantine the Great, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer], with details embellished with inlaid gold foil, against a black lacquer ground with the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, the inscription reads: IMP. CONSTANTINVS. MAX. P. F. AVG. The reverse also with inscription, 14.1 x 9.1cm. From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean ... [Lire la suite]