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

Artist unknown, A Pair of Bronze Vases Decorated with Carp and Waterfall, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th century

Lot 6. Artist unknown. A Pair of Bronze Vases Decorated with Carp and Waterfall, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th century. Height 13 in. (33 cm). Estimate $12,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 30,000 (€ 25,665). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each of baluster form with wide mouth and flat rim, fitted with demon-mask handles on either side of the shoulder, each holding in its mouth a gilt-metal ring, and with an integral base with five bracket feet, the bronze body cast and chiseled in high relief with details in... [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]
16 septembre 2018

Sano Takachika, A Set of Two Silver Incense-Burners in the Form of Geese, Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1890s

Lot 14. Sano Takachika, A Set of Two Silver Incense-Burners in the Form of Geese, Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1890s. Estimate $25,000 - 35,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€ 29,942). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically chiseled and with details in shakudō, shibuichi, and gold, one of the two geese with wings outstretched about to take off, the other standing on its right leg, its left leg raised, an opening in its back fitted with a silver liner and with a detachable lid pierced with three openings,... [Lire la suite]