22 avril 2010

Japanese Art at Bonhams Puts Armour in the Spotlight with Beards and Dragons

A splendid example of Japanese armour –estimated to sell of £100,000-150,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- There is something about Japanese armour that makes Westerners do a double-take. It may well have something do with the fact that the helmets often come equipped with a beard as well as a dragon. Bonhams next sale of Fine Japanese Art on May 11th, a massive auction of 480 lots estimated to sell for around £1.6m, includes a splendid example of Japanese armour – boasting both beard (white) and dragon (gold and scarlet). The... [Lire la suite]