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 soft-metal-inlaid dish and a copper box

A soft-metal-inlaid dish and a copper box
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
A soft-metal-inlaid dish and a copper box Meiji period (late 19th century) The bronze dish set on three feet, designed with a flying sparrow and plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, known as the Four Gentlemen, inlaid and

Lot #: 530

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A soft-metal-inlaid box and cover

A soft-metal-inlaid box and cover
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED JOMI SEI (JOMI EISUKE II; 1839-1899)
A soft-metal-inlaid box and cover Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Jomi sei (Jomi Eisuke II; 1839-1899) The box oval, the lid cast and chiseled with a blossoming cherry tree in

Lot #: 531

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A pair of patinated silver vases

A pair of patinated silver vases
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), ONE SIGNED KATSUNOBU KOKU AND ANOTHER CHISHINSAI , BOTH SIGNED MIYAMOTO KINSEI AND TOKAI
A pair of patinated silver vases Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), one signed Katsunobu koku and another Chishinsai , both

Lot #: 533

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

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 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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An inlaid bronze vase

An inlaid bronze vase
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED MASATOSHI
An inlaid bronze vase Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Masatoshi The vase of bulbous form with flared long neck, the body finished with a dark brown patina, inlaid and patinated in gold and silver with egrets in a pond

Lot #: 536

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A patinated bronze vase

A patinated bronze vase
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED KAZUMASA
A patinated bronze vase Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Kazumasa Of slightly tapering form with high shoulder, cast and patinated in silver with two mice on a black ground; signature on base 9½in

Lot #: 537

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A pair of iron vases

A pair of iron vases
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED ISSHOSAI KATSUTOSHI SAKU AND SEALED YO
A pair of iron vases Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Isshosai Katsutoshi saku and sealed yo Each vase of tall slightly flared form with rounded shoulder, finely cast with

Lot #: 538

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

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 soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase and a pair of bronze vases ...

A soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase and a pair of bronze vases
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
A soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase and a pair of bronze vases Meiji period (late 19th century) The single vase of ovoid form with straight neck applied with bird handles, cast, carved and inlaid in gold, shakudo

Lot #: 540

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A pair of soft-metal-inlaid bronze vases

A pair of soft-metal-inlaid bronze vases
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KAKO
A pair of soft-metal-inlaid bronze vases Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kako Each vase of ovoid form with flared neck, inlaid in gold, silver, shakudo and copper with chrysanthemums and insects on a

Lot #: 541

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A group of fifteen patinated metal panels

A group of fifteen patinated metal panels
TAISHO-SHOWA PERIOD (20TH CENTURY), THE FIRST SIGNED YOSHIHIKO TO (SUZUKI YOSHIHIKO; 1884-1969), THE SECOND SIGNED HAKUZANSHI MITSUNAGA AND SEALED MITSU , THE THIRD SIGNED YOSHIHIKO KOKU , THE FOURTH SIGNED MITSUHARU AND SEALED MITSU , THE FIFTH SIGNED

Lot #: 543

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A patinated bronze ornament of Laozi

A patinated bronze ornament of Laozi
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SEALED TAKAMURA KOUN (1852-1934)
A patinated bronze ornament of Laozi Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), sealed Takamura Koun (1852-1934) Finely cast and patinated as the bearded figure of Roshi (Laozi) seated on a

Lot #: 545

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A hammered and chiseled copper vase

A hammered and chiseled copper vase
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SEALED NOBUYUKI
A hammered and chiseled copper vase Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Nobuyuki Of compressed ovoid form with slightly flared neck, the body finely patinated in dark brown and hammered and chiseled in

Lot #: 546

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase

A soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED RAKUHOKU JYOSEN
A soft-metal-inlaid bronze vase Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Rakuhoku Jyosen Of ovoid form with short flared neck, decorated in silver and shakudo takazogan with a bird perched on a blossoming cherry

Lot #: 547

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A bronze vase

A bronze vase
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SEALED JOUN (OSHIMA JOUN; 1858-1940)
A bronze vase Meiji period (late 19th century), sealed Joun (Oshima Joun; 1858-1940) The stretched bulbous body on a short foot with long tapering neck cast as a tied sheaf of rice with two sparrows, signature on

Lot #: 549

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A cloisonné enamel vase

A cloisonné enamel vase
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), INLAID WIRE MARK OF KAWADE SHIBATARO (1856-?)
A cloisonné enamel vase Meiji period (late 19th century), inlaid wire mark of Kawade Shibataro (1856-?) Of hexagonal form with flared rim and with inset foot, decorated in art nouveau style with

Lot #: 550

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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A cloisonné enamel vase and cover

A cloisonné enamel vase and cover
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
A cloisonné enamel vase and cover Meiji period (late 19th century) The high-shouldered ovoid form applied with two handles, decorated in polychrome enamels and silver wires with sprays of chrysanthemums and butterflies, the cover and

Lot #: 551

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$10,000

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)
A cloisonné enamel jar and cover Meiji period (late 19th century) The hexagonal jar decorated in polychrome enamels and gold and silver wires with panels of dragons on a red ground and with phoenixes on a light brown ground, set on

Lot #: 553

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

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 compressed globular jar

Lot #: 554

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

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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An earthenware jar

An earthenware jar
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED YABU MEIZAN
An earthenware jar Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Yabu Meizan Of globular form set on a short circular foot, decorated over the crackled transparent glaze in polychrome enamels and gilt with one panel of children

Lot #: 556

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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An earthenware incense burner

An earthenware incense burner
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED YABU MEIZAN
An earthenware incense burner Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Yabu Meizan The lozenge form set on four bracket feet, decorated over the crackled transparent glaze in polychrome enamels and gilt with panoramic

Lot #: 560

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

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949)

Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949)
Seashells
Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949) Seashells Signed Tomizo Carved and lacquered wood panel 37¼ x 35¼in. (94.6 x 89.5cm

Lot #: 563

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$10,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)

Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)
Mukotai no saku (Body lying on its back), from The Key: Illustrations for Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's Novel
Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Mukotai no saku (Body lying on its back), from The Key: Illustrations for Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's Novel Woodcut: signed in pencil in Japanese

Lot #: 564

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,500

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)

Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)
Apostle, from the series Yaso junishito hanga saku (Woodcuts of the Twelve Disciples of Christ)
Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Apostle, from the series Yaso junishito hanga saku (Woodcuts of the Twelve Disciples of Christ) Woodcut: mounted as a hanging scroll, n. d. [block

Lot #: 565

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)

Munakata Shiko (1903-1975)
Apostle, from the series Yaso junishito hanga saku (Woodcuts of the Twelve Disciples of Christ)
Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Apostle, from the series Yaso junishito hanga saku (Woodcuts of the Twelve Disciples of Christ) Woodcut: mounted as a hanging scroll, n. d. [block

Lot #: 566

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)

Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)
Bokusho (Ink play)
Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004) Bokusho (Ink play) Hanging scroll; ink on paper 20¾ x 10¼in. (52.7 x 26cm.) With wood box signed, sealed and titled by the artist

Lot #: 567

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)

Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)
Jusan butsu (Thirteen Buddhas)
Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004) Jusan butsu (Thirteen Buddhas) Hanging scroll; ink on paper 16¼ x 10¾in. (41.3 x 24.3cm.) With wood box signed, sealed and titled by the artist

Lot #: 568

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014

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Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)

Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004)
Bussetsu Maka Hannya Haramita Shingyo (The Heart Sutra), 1999
Tawara Yusaku (1932-2004) Bussetsu Maka Hannya Haramita Shingyo (The Heart Sutra), 1999 Hanging scroll; ink and gold on paper 17 x 16¼in. (43.2 x 41.3cm.) With wood box signed, sealed, titled and dated 1999 by

Lot #: 569

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 18 Mar 2014