Japanese and Korean Art

Christie's
18 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 18.03.2014

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A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar with Bird Medallions

A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar with Bird Medallions
JOSEON DYNASTY (18TH-19TH CENTURY)
A Large Blue and White Porcelain Jar with Bird Medallions Joseon dynasty (18th-19th century) Impressively modelled with wide, bulging shoulders rising from a tapered lower body and with tall, upright neck

Lot #: 588

Estimate: US$380,000 - US$400,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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An iron articulated model of a dragon

An iron articulated model of a dragon
EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY), SIGNED MYOCHIN NOBUMASA
An iron articulated model of a dragon Edo period (18th-19th century), signed Myochin Nobumasa The russet-iron dragon finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens

Lot #: 534

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper

A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper
JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)
A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Porcelain Waterdropper Joseon dynasty (19th century) The pointed joins of each of the eight facets rising from a bracket foot to the flat top, which is painted in underglaze blue

Lot #: 581 A

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$80,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A set of ten articulated soft-metal insects

A set of ten articulated soft-metal insects
EARLY 20TH CENTURY, NINE SIGNED KOZAN (TAKASE KOZAN; 1869-1934) WITH CURSIVE MONOGRAM ( KAO ), ONE GRASSHOPPER SIGNED MUNEYOSHI (TANAKA TADAYOSHI; ?-1958)
A set of ten articulated soft-metal insects Early 20th century, nine signed Kozan (Takase Kozan

Lot #: 535

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$60,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha

A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha
UNIFIED SILLA PERIOD (LATE 8TH CENTURY)
A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha Unified Silla Period (late 8th Century) Cast to show the frontal figure of the Buddha standing on a stepped lotus plinth, the left hand raised with open palm in the abhayamudra

Lot #: 594

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Hyon Gyon (B. 1979)

Hyon Gyon (B. 1979)
R.I.P. , 2010
Hyon Gyon (B. 1979) R.I.P. , 2010 Signed on verso Hyongyon Acrylic and aluminum leaf on panel 78¾ x 39½in. (200.5 x 100.5cm.) each panel (3

Lot #: 606

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A Large Imperial silver presentation bowl

A Large Imperial silver presentation bowl
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED SHIGEMITSU (HIRATA SHIGEMITSU; 1855-1926) AND SEALED SUIHITSU SEI (MADE BY SUIHITSU WORKSHOP)
A Large Imperial silver presentation bowl Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Shigemitsu (Hirata

Lot #: 522

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A Small Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Oil Bottle

A Small Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Oil Bottle
GORYEO DYNASTY (12TH CENTURY)
A Small Inlaid Celadon Stoneware Oil Bottle Goryeo dynasty (12th century) Of disc form on a short ring foot, inlaid in white and black on the wide shoulder with a band of chrysanthemum arabesques within line-and-dot borders

Lot #: 580

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$30,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha

A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha
UNIFIED SILLA PERIOD (LATE 8TH CENTURY)
A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha Unified Silla Period (late 8th century) Shown standing on a three-tiered lotus base with hands in abhayamudra and varadamudra conferring on adherents the granting of all

Lot #: 593

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$30,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947)

Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947)
Haruka (In the distance), ca. 1990
Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947) Haruka (In the distance), ca. 1990 Horizontal mold-case sculpture; bluish white-glazed porcelain ( seihakuji ); artist's original metal stand Incised signature S. Fukami and numbered 1/8 48 x 6½ x 55 7/8in. (122 x

Lot #: 572

Estimate: US$22,000 - US$28,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Brown lacquered Okegawa hishi-nui nimai-do gusoku (armor)

Brown lacquered Okegawa hishi-nui nimai-do gusoku (armor)
EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)
Brown lacquered Okegawa hishi-nui nimai-do gusoku (armor) Edo period (17th-18th century) The armor comprising a sixty-two-plate russet iron sujibachi (ridged bowl) helmet signed Inshu ju Suzuki Kanemitsu

Lot #: 465

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A mixed-metal-inlaid iron box titled Shichiken Bugaku no zu ...

A mixed-metal-inlaid iron box titled Shichiken Bugaku no zu (The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove performing and dancing) on lid
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED DAI NIHON ICCHOSAI SEIJU HORU AND SEALED HASEGAWA IN AND SEIJU
A mixed-metal-inlaid iron box titled Shichiken Bugaku no zu (The

Lot #: 539

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A gold-lacquer table cabinet (Kodansu)

A gold-lacquer table cabinet ( Kodansu )
EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
A gold-lacquer table cabinet ( Kodansu ) Edo period (19th century) Lavishly lacquered in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, nashiji and okibirame , designed with motifs from the chapter Hatsune ("The First Warbler") from the

Lot #: 503

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A cloisonné enamel jar and cover

A cloisonné enamel jar and cover
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KYOTO NAMIKAWA (WORKSHOP OF NAMIKAWA YASUYUKI; 1845-1927)
A cloisonné enamel jar and cover Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kyoto Namikawa (Workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927) The tapering ovoid jar decorated in

Lot #: 555

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770) Color woodcut: a courtesan of the Ibarakiya brothel coaxing her client to stay, an allusive picture ( mitate-e ) to the legend of Watanabe no Tsuna and the demon Ibaraki at the Rashomon gate, the girl's hidden

Lot #: 412

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Color woodcut: a young woman strums a shamisen as a boy clasps her from behind, an allusive picture to Sekidera, from the series Furyu nana Komachi (Fashionable Seven Komachi), signed Utamaro hitsu and

Lot #: 420

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)
Mother Suckling Her Baby
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806) Mother Suckling Her Baby Color woodcut: a young woman suckling her baby beside a lacquered mirror stand, the glass of the mirror applied with silver mica and the stand burnished, the woman's robe with embossed

Lot #: 422

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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An Enju School katana

An Enju School katana
NANBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO ENJU
An Enju School katana Nanbokucho period (14th century), attributed to Enju Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune with extended kissaki and toriizori curvature Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame, mokume Hamon [tempering

Lot #: 462

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A shinto daisho

A shinto daisho
EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY), THE KATANA WITH SIGNATURE SUKEHIRO AND WITH DATE INSCRIPTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 1654; THE WAKIZASHI SIGNED OMI NO KAMI MINAMOTO HISAMICHI WITH A CHRYSANTHEMUM MON
A shinto daisho Edo period (17th century), the katana with signature Sukehiro and with date

Lot #: 463

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Yoko-hagi okegawa do gusoku (armor)

Yoko-hagi okegawa do gusoku (armor)
EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)
Yoko-hagi okegawa do gusoku (armor) Edo period (17th-18th century) The kabuto (helmet) comprising a five plate Hineno zu-nari hachi (head-shaped-bowl), rounded conical rivets in two rows along the central plate and a single row

Lot #: 464

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Kuro-nuri nimai-do gusoku (armor)

Kuro-nuri nimai-do gusoku (armor)
MOMOYAMA-EDO PERIOD (16TH-17TH CENTURY)
Kuro-nuri nimai-do gusoku (armor) Momoyama-Edo period (16th-17th century) The kabuto (helmet) comprising a black-lacquered iron twelve-plate sujibachi (ridged bowl), four-tier hachimanza (decorative surround to the aperture in

Lot #: 466

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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An ornamental bronze incense burner

An ornamental bronze incense burner
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
An ornamental bronze incense burner Meiji period (late 19th century) Cast in sections and mounted on a high base enwrapped by three dragons, the central ovoid section set on the central column cast with dragons and decorated with

Lot #: 505

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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An inlaid iron box

An inlaid iron box
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED DAI NIHON KYOTO KOMAI SEI AND SEALED RAKU
An inlaid iron box Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Dai Nihon Kyoto Komai sei and sealed Raku The rectangular two-tiered box with ringed hinged clasp and set into a rectangular base with

Lot #: 515

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A patinated bronze ornament of an elephant supporting a pago...

A patinated bronze ornament of an elephant supporting a pagoda
MEIJI PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), ELEPHANT SIGNED BIZAN SAKU (MADE BY BIZAN); PAGODA WITH MARK OF FUJII (FUJII YOSHITOYO)
A patinated bronze ornament of an elephant supporting a pagoda Meiji period (early 20th century), elephant signed

Lot #: 516

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Noh mask of Ko-Omote

Noh mask of Ko-Omote
EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY), INSCRIBED YASUHISA (DEME YUSUI) AND WITH KAO (CURSIVE MONOGRAM) IN GOLD LACQUER
Noh mask of Ko-Omote Edo period (18th century), inscribed Yasuhisa (Deme Yusui) and with kao (cursive monogram) in gold lacquer Polychrome pigments and gesso over wood

Lot #: 478

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A lacquer accessory box (Tebako)

A lacquer accessory box ( Tebako )
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
A lacquer accessory box ( Tebako ) Meiji period (late 19th century) The top and sides of the box decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane with spring scenery of a river flowing through a

Lot #: 501

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A lacquer document box (Bunko)

A lacquer document box ( Bunko )
EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
A lacquer document box ( Bunko ) Edo period (19th century) The top and sides of the box decorated in gold, silver and colored hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, kirikane and inlay of gold and various stones with a landscape and pavilion; the

Lot #: 502

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Lacquered-wood drum body (kodo) of small drum (Kotsuzumi)

Lacquered-wood drum body ( kodo ) of small drum ( Kotsuzumi )
EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY), INSCRIBED KO KOZAEMON MUNEYOSHI (5TH-GENERATION KO-SCHOOL MASTER) AND WITH KAO (CURSIVE MONOGRAM) IN GOLD LACQUER
Lacquered-wood drum body ( kodo ) of small drum ( Kotsuzumi ) Edo period (17th century

Lot #: 470

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Lacquered-wood drum body (Kodo) of large drum (Otsuzumi)

Lacquered-wood drum body ( Kodo ) of large drum ( Otsuzumi )
EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)
Lacquered-wood drum body ( Kodo ) of large drum ( Otsuzumi ) Edo period (17th century) Brown lacquer with gold maki-e cherry blossoms and maple leaves 11in. (27.9cm.) long

Lot #: 471

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A set of two lacquer panels

A set of two lacquer panels
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), EACH SIGNED ZESHIN (SHIBATA ZESHIN; 1807-1891)
A set of two lacquer panels Meiji period (late 19th century), each signed Zeshin (Shibata Zeshin; 1807-1891) Each rectangular panel decorated in varicolored gold, red and black hiramaki-e and

Lot #: 488

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014