18 avril 2015

Bonhams to auction five masterpieces of the Meiji period

Iron model of a spiny lobster, made by an unknown artisan. Estimated at £30,000-40,000 (€42,000 - 56,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- Five exquisite items from the Meiji Period, including delicate cloisonné and magnificent ironwork, will lead the Fine Japanese Art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. Estimates for the lots, made by some of the greatest craftsmen of the era, range from £5,000-8,000 to £30,000-40,000. The top lot of the Meiji Period items in the auction is a fully articulated iron model... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2015

Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California

Pair of Wooden Temple Figures, Japan,  Est. 1467-1652. Nio Wood, 71 in. high. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art. Centuries of antiquities — loaded with historical, ritual, and cultural significance — weave an intricate story of centuries of dynasties and eras in the Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. Spanning 2,000 years, the objects in the show are organized by geography: China, Japan, and India & Southeast Asia. The rise and fall of many... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

Bonhams offers magnificent incense burner by Japanese master

  Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908),  inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover, 1889, Meiji Period, Japan. Estimate £75,000-80,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An inlaid bronze plum blossom koro (incense burner) and cover by the Japanese metalworker, Shoami Katsuyoshi (1832-1908), will be auctioned in the Fine Japanese Art sale at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. The koro, which dates from 1889, during the Meiji Period in Japan, is estimated at... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2014

A bronze articulated model of a beetle, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Watanabe

A bronze articulated model of a beetle, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Watanabe. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The beetle constructed of numerous parts joined together, the neck and limbs move, finely finished with brown patina, the details of the body incised; signature on underside; 6in. (15.2cm.) long. Estimation USD 4,000 - 6,000 Generally in very good overall condition for its age. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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23 juillet 2014

A bronze articulated model of a crab, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A bronze articulated model of a crab, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The crab constructed of numerous parts joined together, the claws open and the limbs move; the details of the shell and body finely incised; 9in. (22.9cm.) long. Estimation USD 3,000 - 4,000 Generally in very good overall condition for the age except some minor wear. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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23 juillet 2014

A small lacquer box, Meiji period (late 19th century)

A small lacquer box, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Decorated in gold and colored lacquer hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane and inlaid mother-of-pearl and various stones; fitted with a gourd-shaped tray, rims silver; 3½in. (8.9cm.) long. Estimation USD 2,500 - 3,000 Generally in good overall condition for its age except the following:-The lid slightely warp.-A spot with surface wear. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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23 juillet 2014

A set of lacquer hair ornaments, Meiji period (late 19th century), each signed Taishin (Ikeda Taishin; 1825-1903)

A set of lacquer hair ornaments, Meiji period (late 19th century), each signed Taishin (Ikeda Taishin; 1825-1903). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Decorated in gold and black togidashi, takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with autumn leaves and a stream. Comb: 3 3/8in. (8.6cm.) wide; hairpin: 6in. (15.2cm.) long (2). Estimation USD 3,000 - 4,000 Generally in very good overall condition for its age of the pieces. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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23 juillet 2014

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), attributed to the workshop of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910)

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), attributed to the workshop of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The lobed tray decorated after a design by Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918) in silver wires and partly in wireless (musen) enamels with a pair of geese on a pale gray ground, signed Seitei and sealed; 10¾in. (27.3cm.) diameter. Estimation USD 10,000 - 15,000 Generally in good overall condition for its age except some very minor surface wear. Provenance: From a Private... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2014

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sakigake (Workshop of Namikawa Sosuke; 1847-1910)

A cloisonné enamel tray, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sakigake (Workshop of Namikawa Sosuke; 1847-1910). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The lobed tray decorated after a design by Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918), in gold and silver wires and partly in wireless (musen) enamels with a quail, bracken and blue orchid branch on a pale gray ground changing to orange at the top, signed Seitei and sealed; inlaid seal mark on reverse; 10¾in. (27.3cm.) diameter. Estimation: USD 20,000 - 30,000 Generally in excellent overall... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2014

Ceremonial swords achieve top price in record-breaking Bonhams £1.5 million Japanese Art Sale

The top lot in the sale was a pair of fine and rare early-19th-century sword covers with metal fittings (lot 196), which were estimated to sell for £35,000 to £45,000 but went to a telephone bidder for £75,500. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - International auction house Bonhams sale of Fine Japanese Art made a total of £1.5million yesterday (15th May 2014), confirming its current place as the leading venue in Europe for selling the art of Japan. The top lot in the sale was a pair of fine and rare early-19th-century sword covers with... [Lire la suite]
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