16 septembre 2018

Atsuyoshi for the Maruki Company, A Bronze Sculpture of a Bear, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century

Lot 19. Atsuyoshi for the Maruki Company, A Bronze Sculpture of a Bear, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century. Height 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm). Estimate $10,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 21,250 (€ 18,179). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically cast with with dark brown patination, the seated bear looking down at a crab held in its left forepaw, signed on the base with cast characters Atsuyoshi 厚義 within a rectangular reserve and with a seal-style mark Maruki shachū... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2018

Myōchin Muneyoshi, An Articulated Iron Model of a Spiny Lobster, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century

Lot 17. Myōchin Muneyoshi, An Articulated Iron Model of a Spiny Lobster, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century. Length fully extended 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm). Estimate $25,000 - 35,000. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,734). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Made from numerous well-patinated hammered iron plates, invisibly joined so that the body bends and the legs and whiskers move, signed underneath the body with chiseled characters Nanajūsan-ō Myōchin Muneyoshi kore o tsukuru 七十三翁明珍宗美作之 (Myōchin... [Lire la suite]