25 mars 2019

Liang Yi Museum opens 'Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th-19th Century'

HONG KONG.- Liang Yi Museum is presenting the exhibition Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century. The exhibition offers an insight into the differing yet equally lavish arts and crafts movements in China and Japan during the 17th to 19th century. Featuring over 180 Japanese objects – including the portable stationery, yatate; and the kiseru tobacco pipe, in addition to over 50 objects from the museum’s classical Ming and Qing dynasties furniture collection,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2019

A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan,

Lot 1151. A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Writing table 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) deep Writing box 9 in. (22.9 cm.) long Paper box 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each executed in red, black and silver lacquer to simulate bamboo and applied with ants of black lacquer on the table, a cricket of... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2019

Three important works by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) from the Irving Collection at Christie's New York, 20 March 2019

     Lot 810. A rectangular lacquer tray, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century; 14 ¾ in. (37.6 cm.) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated in gold, silver, red, black and yellow hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against anishimeji (imitation stone) ground with millet on a tea kettle and with a grasshopper perched on the handle, signed Gyonen nanajusan okina... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2018

A copper articulated sculpture of a lobster, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Moriyoshi and incised seal mark

Lot 3820. A copper articulated sculpture of a lobster, Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Moriyoshi and incised seal mark. Body 13 ¾ in. (37.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bronze lobster constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the body bends and the eyes, antennae, limbs, fins and legs move, the details finely carved and chiseled, signature on underside of fin. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

A silver kettle wrapped in iron, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916)

Lot 3834. A silver kettle wrapped in iron, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 650,000 - HKD 950,000. Price realised HKD 1,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular form with a spout, the body and lid finely hammered and wrapped in iron, applied with hammered iron handle, the lid set with a round finial partially applied with gold, signature on body. Literature: Kuo Hong-Sheng and Chang Yuan-Feng, chief... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2018

A hammered iron vase, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916)

Lot 3835. A hammered iron vase, Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Sobi (Yamada Sobi; 1871-1916); 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ovoid form with short flared neck finely hammered in low relief, the body section encircled by a band designed with various animals, seal mark on base. With original wood box titled tetsu uchidashi gunju kabin (hammered iron vase designed with various animals)... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand, Meiji period (circa 1894), signed Shinjiro

Lot 3825. An important iron articulated sculpture of an eagle on stand, Meiji period (circa 1894), signed Shinjiro (Itao Shinjiro; 1842-1911); 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) long without stand. Estimate HKD 5,500,000 - HKD 7,000,000 (USD 704,962 - USD 897,225). Price realised HKD 6,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The iron eagle constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body, the beak opens, the neck, wings, limbs and claws move, the eyes inlaid in stone, the details of... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2016

BachmannEckenstein JapaneseArt at Asia Week New York 2016

Ikeno Taiga and Gyokuran, Landscape. Ink and color on paper, 51 x 10 ¾ inches. © BachmannEckenstein  Teabowl. Japan, Edo Period, 17th century. Iga ware. Height: 3 x 5 inches (7.5 x 12.5 cm). © BachmannEckenstein  Tamamizu Ichigen (1662-1722). Raku Teabowl. Japan, Edo Period. Raku ware. Height: 3 3/8 inches (8.7 cm). Diameter: 4 1/4 inches (11 cm). © BachmannEckenstein  Hine Taizan (1813-1869). Hanging Scroll. Japan, Meiji Period—dated 1868.... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2015

Sale of Wrangham collection of Japanese miniature art continues at Bonhams

A very rare blue-lacquer two-case inro. Attributed to Heishusai (Ishibashi Sojiro, 1847-1918), Meiji Period. Estimate £40,000 - 50,000 (€54,000 - 68,000). Photo Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the sixth (and penultimate) of a series of sales from the Edward Wrangham Collection on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. The five previous sales of the Edward Wrangham Collection - considered to be Europe's pre-eminent private collection of Japanese miniature art - have so far... [Lire la suite]
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]