01 septembre 2018

Twenty treasures of Japanese metalwork to lead Asian Art Sales at Bonhams New York

Lot 125. A rare and unusual pair of cloisonné rhombus-shaped vases, Jiaqing-Daoguang period (1796-1850); 14 1/2in (36.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 26,000 - 43,000). AMENDED © Bonhams 2001-2018  NEW YORK, NY.- On September 10 and 12, Bonhams will offer three auctions — Chinese Works of Art and Paintings, Ancient Skills, New Worlds: Twenty Treasures of Japanese Metalwork from a Private Collection, and Fine Japanese and Korean Art. The sales present an array of 600 rare and... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2018

Three-case inro with dragon and cloud design, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Three-case inro with dragon and cloud design, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved and stained boxwood; interiors of compartments black lacquer. Overall: 8 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 in.), William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23750a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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08 août 2018

Four-case inro with design of ho-o and kirin, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Four-case inro with design of ho-o and kirin, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved boxwood; eyes inlaid in gilt metal and horn. Overall: 8.2 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/16 in.). William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23752a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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08 août 2018

Hokyudo Itsumin, Three-case inro, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Hokyudo Itsumin, Three-case inro with design of a demon releasing a storm and a magic fox, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century. Carved and stained ivory. Carved and stained ivory. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.23753a. © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
23 août 2016

Strong selection of Japanese and Korean art at Bonhams New York

Lot 182. Ando Jubei (1876-1953), A fine cloisonné-enamel and partial plique-à-jour square bowl, Meiji era (1868-1912), c.1900. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000 (€62,000 - 80,000). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Building on strong results from last March, Bonhams presents a 322-lot Fine Japanese and Korean Works of Art auction on Sept. 14. The sale features a group of Meiji period masterpieces from the studios of Ando Jubei, Namikawa Yasuyuki, Namikawa Sosuke and Yabu Meizan, among... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890

Lot 582. A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€25,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. A rectangular chabako (box for tea-ceremony utensils) and inrobuta (flush-fitting lid), the exterior decorated in gold, silver and coloured hiramaki-e and takamaki-eand shell inlay with sections of seidonuri (lacquer imitating patinated bronze), all on a dark brown-black background with areas of simulated... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Kakejiku, circa 1850-1890

Lot 397. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1850-1890, Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and colours on silk, depicting a carp leaping from a stream with waterweed in the foreground, signed Zeshin with seal Tairyukyo; with wood tomobako storage box inscribedYuri zu Senshi Tairyukyo Zeshin hitsu 游鯉図先師対柳居是真筆 (Painting of a swimming carp by my master Tairyukyo Zeshin). Overall 182cm x 34.5cm (71 5/8in x 13 5/8in), image 91.5cm x... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2015

Misumi collection triumphs with second "white glove" sale at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin’s works also included an album of 18 urushi-e paintings, which sold to a bidder in the room for £108,100, seven times its pre-sale estimate of £15,000 – 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Part II of Bonhams’ Misumi Collection series witnessed 100% of lots sold. The 10 November sale repeated last year’s sell-out auction of the first part of the collection, which was also a ‘white glove’ sale. Shibata Zeshin’s Door with Autumn Maple-Viewing Scene, shortlisted for this year’s ‘Asian Art in London’ prize,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2015

Exceptional works by Japanese master offered at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin (柴田是真 (1807–1891). A tiger from an album of 18 urushi-e (lacquer) paintings. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the second of a series of sales from the Misumi Collection of Important Works of Lacquer Art and Paintings on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. Last year’s white-glove sale of the first part of the collection achieved a total of £1,424,500, over four times the pre-sale estimate. A selection of masterpieces by... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2015

Magnificent painting by Ike Taiga leads Bonhams Japanese Art Sale in New York

Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon 壷中乾坤 (The Universe in a Jar), dated 1755. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€89,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- An important handscroll with an unbroken line of provenance since it was first commissioned in 1775 leadsBonhams Japanese Art sale in New York on 15 September.  Painted by the artist Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Kochukenkon – The Universe in a Jar was created at the request of the noble Yoshimitsu family. Subsequently it was held in the collection of... [Lire la suite]