28 juillet 2014

Japanese Export Art at the Peadody Essex Museum

Lectern, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Portable Shrine, Japan for export, ca. 1597, lacquer, wood, gold, shell, canvas, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Tabernacle, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. “Birdcage” Vase, Japan for export, ca. 1700, porcelain, copper, gold, bamboo, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum ©... [Lire la suite]

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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18 juillet 2014

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) - Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), lacquer, Diameter - w:26.80 cm (w:10 1/2 inches). Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1971.39, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
04 novembre 2013

A four-case lacquer inrō decorated with snakes in high relief on a ground of fine gold kirikane, 19th century

A four-case lacquer inrō decorated with snakes in high relief on a ground of fine gold kirikane, 19th century. From a European private collection of inro. Dimensions (height): 9.6 cm, 3 4/5 in. Photo courtesy Malcolm Fairley Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Malcolm Fairley Ltd. Malcolm Fairley, Valerie Sturgeon, Asako Bavister. Phone +44 (0)20 7930 8770 - Fax +44 (0)20 7930 5800 - Email malcolmgfairley@aol.com - Website www.malcolmfairley.com
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09 juin 2013

Brooch of an African, German, ca. 1680-1720

Brooch of an African, German, ca. 1680-1720, silver, enamel, lacquer, pearl. H: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm). The Walters Art Museum This enameled brooch is made in the shape of a manacled, kneeling African in rich attire. The casualness of the insensitivity is breath taking today, but it was consistent with 17th-century views on the inevitability of hierarchy as a reflection of natural law; every creature and thing had its God-given place. Slavery was an accepted institution throughout the Muslim and Christian world.
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12 mai 2013

A guri lacquer dish, Yuan dynasty

A guri lacquer dish, Yuan dynasty - Sothebys the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a thick rolled rim, deeply carved through thick layers of red and black lacquer with two rows of guri pommels enclosing a five-pointed star in the centre, the exterior similarly decorated with a foliate scroll, the base lacquered brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2013

A rare qiangjin engraved lacquer Brush Pot, 17th century

A rare qiangjin engraved lacquer Brush Pot, 17th century. Photo courtesy Sworders the mottled red/brown cylindrical body with two gilt-engraved cranes under banana leaves, the reverse with bamboo and hollow rocks, 12cm. Estimated Price: £800 - £1200 The marbled lacquer technique was popular from the Song (960-1279) until the 17th century. A box lid with a similarly engraved and gilt bird is illustrated in '2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer', OCS of Hong Kong, 1993, pl.100. Sworders Fine Art... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2012

Rectangular Tray. Lacquer, mother-of-pearl, wood. Ming dynasty, 1368-1458

Rectangular Tray. Lacquer, mother-of-pearl, wood. Ming dynasty, 1368-1458. 2 3/4 x 15 x 5 1/8 in. 7.0 x 38.0 x13.0 cm. 80.57. Founders Society Purchase, Howard Young Fund. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts
11 août 2012

Tray with Cranes and Chrysanthemums. Lacquer on wood and fabric. Yuan dynasty, first half of the 14th century

Tray with Cranes and Chrysanthemums. Lacquer on wood and fabric. Yuan dynasty, first half of the 14th century. 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. diam. ( 3.8 x 29.2 cm). 80.25. Founders Society Purchase, Stoddard Fund for Asian Art and funds from the Gerald W. Chamberlin Foundation, Inc. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts.
11 août 2012

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color. Yuan dynasty

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color. Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century. 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 20.6 x 16.5 cm)-sight. 29.172. City of Detroit Purchase. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts “Sakyamuni, the founder of the Buddhist faith, is shown after fasting and meditating for six years in search of enlightenment. This work dates to China's Yuan Dynasty, a period renowned for exceptional realism and exquisite ornamentation. Sakyamuni's meditative pose,... [Lire la suite]


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