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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14 mai 2014

An inlaid gold lacquer and cloisonné enamel four-case inro, Meiji Period

  An inlaid gold lacquer and cloisonné enamel four-case inro, Meiji Period. Photo Bonhams. Bearing a rich nashiji ground lacquered in gold takamaki-e with ho-o birds in flight amid floral sprays, both sides inset with a silver central cartouche bordered with stylised floral motifs inlaid in enamels, enclosing on one side a carpenter waving his hands in shock as the statue of a Chinese maiden shown on the reverse comes to life having stepped out of the portable shrine, all decorated in shibuichi, gold, enamel and bronze... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2014

2,500 years of Japanese culture: Okimono hawk flies high at Bonhams sale

A fine and rare early-19th-century sword cover with metal fittings (lot 196) is offered with estimates of £35,000-£45,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- On 15th May, the Fine Japanese Art sale will take place at Bonhams spectacular new head-quarters on London’s New Bond Street. Bonhams is among the world’s leading auction houses for Japanese art.  The sale includes a wealth of arts and crafts including netsuke (carved sculptural toggles) and inro (miniature interlocking medicine cases); armour; woodblock prints, with a section... [Lire la suite]
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]


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