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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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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11 novembre 2010

Japanese Medicine Container Makes World Record in an International Sale at Bonhams

A roiro lacquer four-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period £162,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams announced that a 19th century roiro lacquer four-case inro by Shibata Zeshin has made the world record price for on inro in an international sale, selling for £162,000 in Part 1 of the Edward Wrangham collection, one of Europe’s most important and comprehensive private collections of Japanese Gentleman’s accessories. The sale took place on 9th November at New Bond Street and made over £2million with 94% of lots... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Tigers in Victoria & Albert Museum

Tippoo's Tiger, automaton with mechanical organ, India, about 1793. Museum no. 2545(IS). Victoria & Albert Museum, London This extraordinary model of a tiger devouring a European belonged to the Indian ruler Tipu Sultan. Tipu was known as the 'Tiger of Mysore' and the automaton was a symbol of his authority and a reflection of his opposition to the British. The tiger houses an organ, possibly the work of a Frenchman in Tipu's service, which simulates its roar and the shrieks of the victim. 'Tiger and Magpie',... [Lire la suite]
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