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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13 septembre 2011

A tinted ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Rantei, 19th century

A tinted ivory netsuke of a monkey. By Rantei, 19th century. Photo Bonhams The curious simian seated with an oversize matsutake held close to his body, its head peering down to the left at a small slug crawling up the side of the prized mushroom, with horn-inlaid eyes, signed Rantei in a small cartouche; 1 1/4in (3.4cm) high - Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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13 septembre 2011

A red lacquer netsuke of a Chinese boy. By Ryukei, 19th century

A red lacquer netsuke of a Chinese boy. By Ryukei, 19th century. Photo Bonhams Carved from solid red-lacquer (tsuishu) as a Chinese boy (karako) squatting to lift Hotei's treasure sack, signed Ryukei saku; 1 7/16in (3.5cm) wide - Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500   Netsuke from the Dootson Family collection   Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 13 Sep 2011, New York www.bonhams.com
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30 mai 2011

Trois petits okimono et un netsuke en ivoire représentant des crânes

Petit okimono en ivoire : grand crâne surmonté d'un loup, de quatre autres crânes et d'un hossu. Photo Mathias - Baron Ribeyre & Associés, Farrando Lemoine SVV Haut. : 7,5 cm. Estimation : 800 - 1 200 € Petit okimono en ivoire : serpent enroulé autour d'un grand crâne surmonté d'un crapaud. Photo Mathias - Baron Ribeyre & Associés, Farrando Lemoine SVV Haut. : 5,8 cm. Estimation : 700 - 900 € Petit okimono en ivoire formé d'un serpent enroulé autour de fleurs de lotus posées sur le dos d'une tortue et surmontées... [Lire la suite]
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