18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 63. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $65,000 - $75,000. Price Realized $81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A black lacquered exotic helmet, the crown rising to the crest of a wave, wakidate (side crests) in the form of clam shells lacquered black on the outside and gold in the inside, the mabisashi (brim) embossed with eyebrows and a wrinkled forehead, a four tier shikoro (neck guard), fukigaeshi (turned back portions)... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century

Lot 62. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet) with wings, Momoyama-Early Edo period, 16th-17th century. Estimate $35,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A tall toppei (rounded cone shape) russet iron helmet of Nanban (Southern Barbarian - foreign) style, of three plates joined with ridges seated within riveted iron bands with irregularly-shaped borders of stylized sea waves, a further such band around the base of the helmet bowl, iron hachimanza (decorative... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2016

A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century

Lot 61 A. A kawari kabuto (exotic helmet), Momoyama period, late 16th century. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $17,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. A zunari (head-shaped) three plate iron of 'yaro-to' (rough fellow's head) shape with boar's bristle forming the hair with a tied top-knot, the mabisashi of a further plate of red-lacquered iron forming a high forehead, maedate (fore-crest) of two opposed carp of wood with gold foil, a four tier gold-lacquered Hineno... [Lire la suite]
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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]