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]

10 mars 2014

Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth hosts major exhibition of ancient Japanese armor

Armor of the tachidō type (tachidō tōsei gusuku). Helmet attributed to Myōchin Nobuie, Late Edo period, 19th century. Iron, lacquer, gold, lacing. © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Horse armor (bagai) and horse tack (bagu), Edo period, second half of the 19th century (horse armor); 17th century (horse tack). Iron, wood, leather, gold, hemp, and lacquer. © The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Courtesy, Museum of Fine... [Lire la suite]