05 mai 2019

A fine lacquer panel depicting lobsters, signed Gyoen Hachijuni O Koma zeshin [An old man in his 82nd year, Koma Zeshin], Meiji

Lot 157. A fine lacquer panel depicting lobsters, signed Gyoen Hachijuni O Koma zeshin [An old man in his 82nd year, Koma Zeshin], Meiji period, 1888; 96 x 105.6 cm., 37 5/8  x 41 1/2  in. Estimate £350,000 - £400,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the framed wood panel decorated in gold, silver and red in various lacquer techniques including sabiage, hiramaki-e, togidashi-e and takamaki-e on a black lacquer ground with a pair of Ise Ebi (spiny lobsters) on a rocky outcrop... [Lire la suite]
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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]
13 décembre 2016

Perfection in Details. The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) at the State Hermitage Museum

Suzuribako writing box, Last third of the 19th century. Box: wood, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, ivory, stone. Techniques: iro-urushi, takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, ohirame, inlay, carving. Water-dropper: silver, non-ferrous alloys, 24.3 × 22 × 4.9cm © 1998 - 2016 The State Hermitage Museum.  SAINT PETERSBURG - Around 700 first-rate exhibits – ceramics and metalwork finished in a variety of techniques, articles decorated with enamel and lacquer show visitors the beauty of the work of... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890

Lot 582. A lacquer box for tea utensils, by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€25,000 - 38,000). Photo: Bonhams. A rectangular chabako (box for tea-ceremony utensils) and inrobuta (flush-fitting lid), the exterior decorated in gold, silver and coloured hiramaki-e and takamaki-eand shell inlay with sections of seidonuri (lacquer imitating patinated bronze), all on a dark brown-black background with areas of simulated... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Kakejiku, circa 1870-1890

Lot 399. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890. The mount by Shoji Chikushin (1854-1936) and the jiku(rollers) by Shoji Hoshin (1898-1993), both Showa era (1926-1989), circa 1930, Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink, colours and gold on silk, depicting Lady Murasaki Shikibu, author of Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji), seated at a desk with paper, writing set and incense burner, composing her great novel, signed Zeshin with pot-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Album leaf mounted as a kakejiku, circa 1870-1890

Lot 398. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1870-1890, Album leaf mounted as a kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), urushi (lacquer) on paper, depicting a sparrow perched on the trunk of an oak tree with a branch, leaves, and blossoms above, signed Zeshin with seal Koma; with fitted wood tomobako storage box inscribed outside Kashiwabana suzume urushi-e shi Zeshin hitsu柏花雀漆絵師是真筆 (Lacquer painting of oak flowers and sparrow by my master Zeshin),... [Lire la suite]

10 mai 2016

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Kakejiku, circa 1850-1890

Lot 397. Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1850-1890, Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and colours on silk, depicting a carp leaping from a stream with waterweed in the foreground, signed Zeshin with seal Tairyukyo; with wood tomobako storage box inscribedYuri zu Senshi Tairyukyo Zeshin hitsu 游鯉図先師対柳居是真筆 (Painting of a swimming carp by my master Tairyukyo Zeshin). Overall 182cm x 34.5cm (71 5/8in x 13 5/8in), image 91.5cm x... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2015

Misumi collection triumphs with second "white glove" sale at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin’s works also included an album of 18 urushi-e paintings, which sold to a bidder in the room for £108,100, seven times its pre-sale estimate of £15,000 – 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Part II of Bonhams’ Misumi Collection series witnessed 100% of lots sold. The 10 November sale repeated last year’s sell-out auction of the first part of the collection, which was also a ‘white glove’ sale. Shibata Zeshin’s Door with Autumn Maple-Viewing Scene, shortlisted for this year’s ‘Asian Art in London’ prize,... [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]
14 octobre 2015

Exceptional works by Japanese master offered at Bonhams

Shibata Zeshin (柴田是真 (1807–1891). A tiger from an album of 18 urushi-e (lacquer) paintings. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will hold the second of a series of sales from the Misumi Collection of Important Works of Lacquer Art and Paintings on Tuesday 10 November at its New Bond Street headquarters in London. Last year’s white-glove sale of the first part of the collection achieved a total of £1,424,500, over four times the pre-sale estimate. A selection of masterpieces by... [Lire la suite]