02 décembre 2019

Outstanding Private Collections at Lempertz

The upcoming two-day Asian art auction offers once again high-quality artworks from all corners of Asia, featuring three noteworthy German private collections: The Gerda and Gottfried Hertel Collection (lots 329 – 343) with primarily archaic Chinese bronzes, the equally exciting Gerda Sökeland Collection with important Tibetan thangkas and a second part featuring a fine selection of Tibetan and Nepalese sculptures. No less remarkable is the collection of Japanese inrô from the property of German lady ... The top lots of the... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2019

Historic exhibition of 17 centuries of animals in Japanese art will showcase masterpieces that rarely leave Japan

Deer Bearing Symbols of the Kasuga Deities, Nanbokucho era, 14th century, bronze, wood with pigments, height 42.5in, Hosomi Museum, Kyoto, Important Cultural Property.   WASHINGTON, DC.- Artworks representing animals—real or imaginary, religious or secular—span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, the first exhibition devoted to the subject, covering 17 centuries (from the fifth century to the... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2016

Netsuke. Japanese Miniature Sculptures from Private Collections at State Hermitage Museum

A piece from "Netsuke. Japanese Miniature Sculptures from Private Collections," running from July 23 through October 16 at State Hermitage Museum. Courtesy State Hermitage Museum AMSTERDAM - The art of miniature sculptures, or netsuke, is a unique phenomenon in the cultural history of Japan, which emerged and became widespread in the Edo period (1603–1868). From purely utilitarian objects which served to attach the small necessities to a belt, netsuke evolved into real works of art which adorned the dress of the... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A rare small coral netsuke of a shishi. By Kinba, 19th century

A rare small coral netsuke of a shishi. By Kinba, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Seated, its body curled to the right and its head raised, its forelegs outstretched and the hind legs drawn in beneath, the coral of pale pink colour with white inclusions, signed Kinba. 3.5cm (1 3/8in) wide. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800) Provenance: Michael Tomkinson, (no.1339, sold at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London, 24th April 1922, lot 1436, illustrated in the catalogue, pl.XXXIV), the great-grandfather of the present owner, and... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The roiro ground decorated in gold, kirikane, togidashi maki-e and iro-e takamaki-e with the Bodhisattva Jizo holding a shakujo (Buddhist staff) and wearing a large lotus leaf on his head fording the Sanzukawa (River of Three Crossings), accompanied by Emma-O, God of Hell, holding a bamboo rod, a willow tree on the shore, the trailing branches of willow continuing on the reverse, the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2013

The James A. Rose collection of netsuke and sagemono comes to auction at Bonhams New York

An ivory netsuke of a recumbent kirin by Okatomo, Kyoto, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century). The mythical animal shown reclining, looking back over its right haunch with its mouth open in a snarl, its tail laying over its hips and its feet tucked in beneath its body forming a compact design, the details finely carved and stained dark, eyes inlaid in dark horn, signed in a rectangular reserve Okatomo, 1 7/8in (4.8cm) long. Est US$ 25,000 - 35,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK — Bonhams is pleased to offer the... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2012

Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom Carved with Mountain Pavilions by Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu) (Japan, Osaka, 1813-09-13 - 1892-01-21) / Mid

Japanese Netsuke - Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom Carved with Mountain Pavilions by Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu) (Japan, Osaka, 1813-09-13 - 1892-01-21) / Mid to late 19th century , Ivory with staining, sumi, inlays
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08 novembre 2012

Tigerish images dominate Japanese art sale at Bonhams with a roaring £2m result and a world record for top lot

A fine large wood netsuke of a tiger. By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856), Tanba, early 19th century. Photo Bonhams LONDON.- A  fine large wood netsuke figure of a tiger carved by Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856), Tanba, early 19th century was the top item in Bonhams sale of fine Japanese Art on Tuesday November 6th in which 582 works of art achieved a sale total of £2,085,000. Seated, its head lowered to the left as it looks back with a ferocious expression, its tail passing forwards between the hind legs and rising... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2012

Netsuke of carved ivory. Japan, 19th century

Netsuke of carved ivory, showing a man sitting within a hoop of short staves, planing wood. Japan, 19th century. National Museums Scotland 
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13 septembre 2011

An ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Masamitsu, 19th century

An ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Masamitsu, 19th century. Photo Bonhams He sits with legs outstretched and feet clasped, closely inspecting a flea caught between two fingers, eyes inlaid, signed in an oval reserve Masamitsu; 1 1/2in  (3.8cm) high - Estimate: US$1,200 - 1,800 Provenance: Alan Liss collection Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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