23 janvier 2011

Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull, 1800 to 1900

Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull, 1800 to 1900. Courtesy Busacca Gallery Vary Small antique elephant ivory Japanese Netsuke skull This Netsuke is a skull head, it is a carved master piece of work. The piece is hand carved ivory and is very detailed. On the skull head you can see each individual tooth and all of the bone structure.The carving is exceptional and it's showing all of it's old age. Netsuke, is a sliding bead on a cord. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2011

Asian Art Dealers to Present Thirty-Two Exhibitions in Celebrations of Asia Week 2011

NEW YORK, NY.- Asian art aficionados from both here and abroad will experience a unique wealth of beauty, diversity and scholarship when they are in New York from March 18-26 as 32 member dealers of Asian Art Dealers New York (AADNY) offer simultaneous exhibitions open to the public throughout Manhattan as part of Asia Week New York 2011. With members coming to exhibit from England, France, Japan and Italy to join those dealers based in Manhattan, a truly global treasure chest will be on view. Asia Week New York 2011, an... [Lire la suite]
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]
16 novembre 2010

Cross Pendant @ Doyle New York

Japanese Gold and Shakudo Cross Pendant  © Doyle New York Shakudo decorations on both sides, early 20th century. 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Good condition. 2 3/8 x 1 1/2". Gold, Jade and Diamond Cross Pendant with Chain © Doyle New York 18 kt., jade ap. 33.0 x 23.0 mm., ap. 7.6 dwt. Length 16 inches. 1 5/8 x 1 inch. With GIA report no. 5121742051, natural color, no indications of impregnation. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Antique Gold and Diamond Cross Pendant  © Doyle New York ... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2010

Two Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottles, 1800-1900 & Meiji period

A Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottle. 1800-1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened spade shape below a cylindrical neck and metal-bound mouth, resting on a flat oval base, finely carved with a continuous field of magnolia blossoms and leaves, one face depicting a phoenix elegantly perched on a stem, the gilded bronze base incised with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong nianzhi mark; height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2010

Gao Yuan, Japanese Yakuza Tattoo

Gao Yuan: Japanese Yakuza Tattoo - Zen #1, 1991. height - 23 in, width - 15.75 in. signed, signed, dated, titled and numbered on the mount. Edition: 3/6 GAO was born in Taiwan in 1962. Her family came from Tien Jin, China. GAO studied under Mr. Miki Jun in 1987 and received her MFA degree from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan with a focus on Photography in 1989. She had extensive experience in commercial and fashion photography and completed advanced courses in photography at New York Film Academy in 1997. GAO was winner of... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2009

Japanese 'Cloisonné Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection' @ The Walters Art Museum

Pair of Vases Decorated with Japanese Bush Warblers Perching on Blossoming Wisteria, Goto Seizaburō, standard cloisonné enamel over metal, 36.5 cm, Stephen W. Fisher Collection, Baltimore (FE.13, FE 14) BALTIMORE, MD.- The Stephen W. Fisher collection of Japanese cloisonne enamels is one of the finest in the world. Comprised largely of pieces created during Japan's "golden age" of decorative art production, the special exhibition at the Walters, Japanese Cloisonne Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection, will... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2009

"Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Honda Tadakatsu. Edo period, 17th century. Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk; 48 7/8 x 25 1/4 in. (124 x 64 cm) Private collection. NEW YORK, NY.- Opening October 21, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's ambitious major loan exhibition "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868" will bring together 214 masterpieces, including 34 National Treasures, 64 Important Cultural Properties, and six Important Art objects, a number of which have never traveled outside Japan. Featuring the finest examples of armor,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2009

Arts of the Samurai Sale at Christie's New York on October 23

Red-and-blue laced gold-lacquered Honkozane Nimai Do Gusoku armor Edo Period (17th century) Estimate: $250,000-300,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York is pleased to announce a dedicated sale of Arts of the Samurai on October 23, which exemplifies the outstanding craftsmanship and visual splendor of the Samurai culture. The collection includes over 80 lots comprising of armor, helmets, and most importantly, swords dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries. The Samurai have a major... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2009

Seattle Art Museum's Asian Art Masterpieces Tour Japan

View of Seattle Asian Art Museum SEATTLE, WA.- Highlights of the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM’s) renowned Asian art collection will tour to five major Japanese museums beginning this summer. Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art from the Seattle Art Museum opens July 25 at the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo and features nearly 100 of SAM’s Asian art masterpieces including paintings, screens, sculpture, ceramics, stone, wood, lacquer and metal ware. “We are honored to travel highlights of the Seattle Art Museum’s Asian... [Lire la suite]