20 mars 2014

A fine silver presentation vase with mixed metal decoration. By the Kobayashi Company, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A fine silver presentation vase with mixed metal decoration. By the Kobayashi Company, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The tapering ovoid body decorated with a cast and repousse design featuring a pair of phoenix flying over flowering paulowina towards the sun wreathed in clouds, the details picked out in gold, silver and shakudo, a raised sixteen-petal chrysanthem medallion applied to the waisted neck, with a gold-inlaid seal reading Yumin/Aritami, the base stamped Kobayashi-kinsei and jungin; 15 1/4in (39cm)... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)

An impressive pair of Miyao bronze candelabra. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. Finely cast as a pair of samurai bearing a rich brown patina, wearing ornate robes over armor, decorated with phoenix and scrolling paulownia vines and dragons among swirling clouds, each warrior clutching a naginata in one hand and a candelabra aloft in the other, the candelabra branches worked with dragon-head spouts, stylized dragons and scrolling foliage, the details highlighted in gilt, both signed Miyao... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2014

A Miyao bronze figure of an oni. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A Miyao bronze figure of an oni. By the Miyao workshop, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The repentant demon finely cast in priest's robes, chanting a Buddhist prayer and carrying a donations ledger, bearing a rich brown patina and with the details highlighted in gilt, signed in a gilt plaque Miyao zo; 19in (48.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€25,432) Published: Laura Bordignon, The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Suffolk, 2010, p.263Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE WORKS OF ART. 19 Mar 2014, New... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2014

A pair of Miyao bronze figures. By Miyao Eisuke, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A pair of Miyao bronze figures. By Miyao Eisuke, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Bonhams. The two warriors with their weapons at the ready finely cast in bronze with gilt details, the first advancing with his naginata dressed in an elaborate robe and helmet, the second figure posed with an arrow nocked on his bow, a quiver slung around his back, both signed in a rectangular gilt plaque Miyao Ei; each with fitted wood stand; 8in (20.3cm) high; 9in (22.9cm) high. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€27,248) Published: Laura Bordignon,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

A Japanese gold lacquer vase with monkeys, flowers and birds, Circa 1890, Meiji period

A Japanese gold lacquer vase with monkeys, flowers and birds, Circa 1890, Meiji period. Photo courtesy Grace Tsumugi Fine Art. A Japanese gold-lacquer vase of lozenge form, one side with two monkeys preparing kusudama (spherical decoration with tassels or ribbons for festivals) on a sudare (straw blind), another side with three monkeys viewing a scroll painting by an arrangement of camellia flowers, the other two sides with flowers and birds. Unsigned. 21.5 × 14.5 × 7.7 cm (8 1/2× 5 3/4 × 3 in.) Grace Tsumugi Fine Art.... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2013

A rare Shibayama inlaid 'Mille-Fleurs' tsuba, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

A rare Shibayama inlaid 'Mille-Fleurs' tsuba, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Photo: Sotheby's. of mokko form, each side decorated in the Shibayama style on a silver ground with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, hydrangea and sakura, all skillfully inlaid in stained mother-of-pearl, with elegant cloisonné enamel butterflies among peonies around the seppadai, mokkogata silver mounted mimi, 9.7cm.; 3.8in. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 GBP PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2013

A large inlaid-iron dish, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Nihon koku Kyoto ju Komai sei

A large inlaid-iron dish, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Nihon koku Kyoto ju Komai sei. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The shallow dish with lobed rim, inlaid in gilt, silver and shakudo nunomezogan, hirazogan and takazoganwith a large central roundel of Minamoto no Nakakuni riding a horse and playing a flute, encircled by continuous shippo patterns designed with pairs of dragons, kirin, tigers, phoenixes and lions on a geometric and floret ground, the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2013

A cigarette case with 9 carats gold niello, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

A cigarette case with 9 carats gold niello, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912). Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste with interior lacquered with landscapes and dragon. Signed in gold inside, cm 9x8. Estimation : 1 000 / 1 200 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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20 mai 2013

A box with 9 carats gold niello, Japan, Meiji (1868-1912)

A box with 9 carats gold niello, Japan, Meiji (1868-1912). Photo Cambi Casa d'Aste with view of the Fuji and interior carved with flying birds. Punch on the bottom. cm 10,5x16,5x5 - Estimation : 1 500 / 1 800 € Cambi Casa d'Aste. Mercredi 22 mai 2013. Castello Mackenzie - Mura di San Bartolomeo 16. Contact: Emilie Volka 0039 (0) 108395029 -emilie@cambiaste.com
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18 février 2013

An elaborate large bronze and mixed-metal hanging vase, Meiji period (late 19th century)

An elaborate large bronze and mixed-metal hanging vase, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 signed Kaso token kanagu chorushi Shoami Doki kyudai no mago Shoami Katsuyoshi sen (carved by Shoami Katsuyoshi [1831-1910], the ninth-generation descendent of Shoami Doki, as a sword-fitting metalworker) on an inlaid silver reserve. Formed as a long gourd entwined with a vine, worked in gold, shakudo, copper and gilt with a snake scrolling up the gourd heading for a mouse hiding under a leaf, the... [Lire la suite]
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