04 avril 2011

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century

A heavy silvered bronze mirror. By Sadatsugu, Edo period, 18th century. Photo Bonhams Cast in typical form and designed with a crane and its young before pine trees, the cord runner formed as a tortoise and with the heraldic crest of the Inaba family, signed Tenka ichi Izumi (no) kami Sadatsugu and Naritoshi. 5in (12.7cm) diameter. Sold for $976 Bonhams. Fine Japanese Works of Art, 22 Mar 2011. New York www.bonhams.com
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23 novembre 2010

Cabinet Namban. Travail japonais, Epoque fin Momoyama-début Edo

Cabinet Namban. Travail japonais, Epoque fin Momoyama-début Edo.  photo Pierre Bergé & associés en laque à rehaut dorés et incrustations de nacre. Il ouvre à 16 tiroirs et une porte. (petits manques et reprises). Piétement en bois tourné. H_65 cm L_90 cm P_45 cm. Estimation : 5 000 - 7 000 € Pierre Bergé & associés. Tableaux anciens - Mobilier & objets d'art. Mercredi 24 novembre à 17h00. Salle des Beaux Arts - Bruxelles. EMail : contact@pba-auctions.com
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21 novembre 2010

Two Japanese suits of armour. Edo period (18th-19th century)

A Japanese suit of armour. Edo period (18th-19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Yoko-hagi Okegawa nimai-do gusoku type, with sixteen-plate sujibachi ridged helmet, butterfly mon on the fukigaeshi [turnbacks], the peak stamped and coloured in the style of Dutch leather with scrolling foliage, black lacquered shikoro [neck guard], the russet iron do [breastplate] with small panels decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e on a black ground with plum blossom; 61¼ in. (156 cm.) high including plinth - Estimate £5,000 -... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2010

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf applied paper (kinpaku), mounted as two panel folding screen. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period. courtesy Imari Gallery www.imarigallery.com
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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]
02 avril 2010

Asian Art Week Sales at Christie's London to Be Held in May

A pair of extremely rare blue and white vases Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-95), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high, fitted wood box. Estimate: £400,000-600,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 LONDON.- The strength of international demand for Asian Art was again demonstrated in the March 2010 sales in New York which realized $60 million; re-confirming Christie’s continued position as market leader for the category, with 73% market share. This spring, Christie’s London Asian Art Week will run from 11 - 14 May 2010,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Japanese Tigers in British Museum

Porcelain plate with design of tiger. From Arita, Japan, Edo period, AD 1650-1670s. Gift of Mr. Akihiko Shibata. Asia JA 1997.1-21.13. British Museum, London The tiger and bamboo are often depicted together in Japanese art, symbolizing complementary aspects of strength. The tiger has aggressive strength, while the gentle bamboo will bend but not break. This beast with its wide eyes and long vigorously waving tail has a somewhat playful air. Maruyama Okyo, Tigers Crossing a River, a six-panel folding screen.... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2010

"Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan" @the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art

'Dish, Arita ware', Kutani style, Edo period, Japan, 1645-1650. Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless, glaze, enamels over glaze, 11.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm. Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- The exhibition "Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan" includes more than 100 porcelain and stoneware vessels that vividly represent an era of highly diverse and accomplished ceramic production in southern Japan. A wide array of ceramic forms, including tea caddies, tea bowls, vases, rice bowls and incense... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2009

'The Beauty of Mended Ceramics' @ BachmannEckenstein

Pottery is amazingly strong, yet vulnerable to breakage. Japanese artists invented a distinctive way of mending ceramics. They drew on the ancient tradition of using the plant resin lacquer as a glue to rejoin broken ceramics but transformed the appearance of the repair by sprinkling the lacquer with powdered gold, thus creating a new component for appreciation. Gold lacquer repairs (Jap. Kintsugi) became closely associated with ceramic utensils used in the way of tea (Chado). In their exhibition BachmannEckenstein... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2009

Exquisite Porcelain Beauties and Newly-Discovered Cloisonne Enamel Treasures at Bonhams Fine Japanese Art Sale

Bonhams showcases museum-quality Kakiemon Ladies and a rare, unrecorded, full-size model of a cloisonné enamel go-ban (games board) The centrepiece of the sale will undoubtedly be the magnificent group of Kakiemon beauties which graces the front cover of the fine Japanese catalogue, going under the auctioneer's hammer at Bonhams New Bond Street on the 5th November. Products of a bygone era of Japan's feudal past, they were exported to the West to decorate the grand interiors of European palaces, reflecting the increasingly... [Lire la suite]