23 octobre 2012

Bonhams Samurai arts selection a cut above, sale reveals interest in this specialized field

A suit of armor laced in orange. Helmet by Yoshisada, Muromachi period (16th century), armor 18th century. Est. US $25,000-35,000. Sold US $43,750. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- With impressive results for Samurai swords and armor, the Bonhams October 16 Arts of the Samurai sale proves Samurai culture has lasting appeal. Absentee, telephone and online bidders were particularly well-represented, revealing interest in this specialized field reaches far beyond the usual perimeters of the art market. Bidders from the US... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2012

The spirit of the Samurai lives on @ Bonhams

A warabe gusoku suit of armor for a child, Edo period, 19th century. Est. $7,000-9,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Few groups so universally fascinate us as the Samurai. When Westerners first encountered the remnants of this fabled culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the legends of their loyalty and discipline captured the imaginations of people throughout the world. Institutions at the time voraciously collected any and all things Samurai to satisfy academics and the public alike. Today, the market is... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2011

Japanese Armors @ Bonhams, Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York

Ahighly important Haruta-school tosei gusoku. Late 16th century. Photo Bonhams The armor of completely matched elements with original green and orange lacing intact and comprising: a thirty-two plate akoda nari kabuto lacquered black and mounted with silvered-copper fukurin and igaki pierced at the base with inoshishime, the top of the bowl adorned with a four-stage chrysanthemum-form tehen kanamono carved with vines, the five-lame Hineno-style shikoro ending in small fukigaeshi, the mabizashi finished with a "rope" edge, a... [Lire la suite]