The Japanese Aesthetic

Christie's
15 May 2013, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 15.05.2013

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Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770)

Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770)
Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770) Ofuji of the Yanagiya tea-house catches the eye of a young samurai, signed Harunobu ga , collector's seal Hamilton Easter Field Chuban

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUKAWA SHUNSHO (1726-1792)

KATSUKAWA SHUNSHO (1726-1792)
KATSUKAWA SHUNSHO (1726-1792) A woman kneeling on an engawa engaged in spinning, while another below her is fulling cloth, from the series Furyu nishiki-e Ise monogatari [Tales of Ise in Fashionable Brocade Prints], signed Shunsho ga Chuban

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) Kameyama from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi [The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido] Chuban

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 May 2013

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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806)

KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806) A nobleman walks past a dancer playing a drum, signed Utamaro ga Tanzaku

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 May 2013

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KITAO SHIGEMASA (1739-1820) KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) ...

KITAO SHIGEMASA (1739-1820) KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) AND OTHERS
KITAO SHIGEMASA (1739-1820) KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) AND OTHERS A collection of book-plates, various oban and chuban designs, including some later impressions, a group of book illustrations by Hokusai; and later surimono by

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848) Three surimono , the first by Hokusai depicting an unwrapped lacquer box, signed Fusenkyo Iitsu no fude ; the second depicting a stone of three lights, sun, moon and stars, signed Eisen

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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TEISAI SENCHO (active 1830-1850)

TEISAI SENCHO (active 1830-1850)
TEISAI SENCHO (active 1830-1850) A beauty from the series Bijin imayo sugata [Fashionable Beauties of Today] signed Teisai ga , published by Wakasaya Yoichi Oban tate-e

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 15 May 2013

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KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)

KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)
KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848) The courtesan Koshikibu of the Tamaya house, signed Keisai Eisen ga Oban tate-e

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) A rare fan print depicting two elegant ladies in a grove of cherry trees by the sea-shore, with the title Sodegaura shiomi hakkei , signed Hiroshige ga , date seal Ne uru [Year of the Rat-1852] Uncut uchiwa-e

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Oji, Ogiya [The Ogiya Restaurant at Oji] from the series Edo komei kaitei zukushi [Famous Restaurants of Edo], signed Hiroshige ga , publisher Fujiokaya Hikotaro Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Zoshigaya Fujimi chaya [The View of Mt. Fuji from the Tea-house at Zoshigaya] from the series Fuji sanjurokkei [Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji] signed Hiroshige ga , publisher Tsutaya Kichizo Oban tate-e

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Horikiri no hanashobu [The Horikiri Iris Garden] from the series Meisho Edo hyakkei [One Hundred Famous Views of Edo], signed Hiroshige ga , publisher Uoya Eikichi Oban tate-e

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Hitachi, Kashima, Daijingu [The Daijingu Shrine at Kashima in Hitachi Province] from the series Rokujuyoshu meisho zue [Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces], signed Hiroshige ga , publisher Koshimura Heisuke Oban tate-e

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Kanaya [Kanaya] from the series Gojusan tsugi meisho zue [Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations] known as the Vertical Tokaido, signed Hiroshige ga , published by Tsutaya Kichizo Oban tate-e

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) Tsuchiyama haru no ame [Spring Rain at Tsuchiyama] from the series Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi [The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido], signed Hiroshige ga , published by Hoeido/Senkakudo Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) The Ferry at Kawasaki from the series Toto Meisho [Famous Views of the Eastern Capital], signed Hiroshige ga , published by Sanoki Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760 -1849)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760 -1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760 -1849) Joshu Ushibori [Ushibori in Hitachi province] from the series Fugaku sanjurokkei [The Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji], blue outline, red kiwame and publisher's seals, signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Eijudo Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) Two surimono , the first depicting Benkei and Yoshitsune fighting at the Gojo Bridge, signed Hokusai Taito aratame Katsushika Iitsu no fude , the second depicting Yoshitsune playing a shakuhachi playing the koto , signed Getchi rojin

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790)

Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790)
Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790) A shunga design from the series Shikido torikumi juniban [Twelve Bouts in the Way of Love], depicting an amorous couple in an elegant interior, 1777 Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862)

UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862)
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862) A pair of fan prints pasted back to back both depicting young couples sheltering under an umbrella, both from the series Michiyuki ai ai gasa [Travelling Under the Umbrella of Love] both signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga , with paulownia seal

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862)

UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862)
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1862) A fan print depicting a girl pulling up her head-dress in the snow, from the series Imayo nana fujin furoku , signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga , paulownia seal, published by Ibaya Kyubei Uchiwa-e

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 15 May 2013

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ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) A design from the series Furyu Genji hakkei [Eight views of elegant Genji], signed Koryu ga ; Ariwara no Narihira from the series Toto Kyuseki Zukushi [Illustrated Tales of Old Edo

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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Keisai Eisen (1791-1848)

Keisai Eisen (1791-1848)
Keisai Eisen (1791-1848) Woodblock printed shunga album titled Irojiman Edomurasaki , one of three volumes 22cm. x 15.4cm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI (1769-1825)

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI (1769-1825)
UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI (1769-1825) Hagi no Tamagawa [The Jewel River of Bush Clover] from the series Furyu Mutamagawa [Six Elegant Jewel Rivers], a fan print depicting the actor Sawamura Sojuro IV smoking a pipe by the side of the river, signed Toyokuni ga , censor's seal

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 15 May 2013

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UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1865)

UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1865)
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1865) A triptych from a Genji Monogatari series depicting Prince Genji watching two ladies who are about to play a game of go , signed Toyokuni ga Oban tate-e triptych (each sheet 36.5 x 25.5cm

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 May 2013

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ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815)

ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815)
ISODA KORYUSAI (1735-1790) TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815) A pillar print depicting an elegant young man looking out of a window at a lady shakuhachi player passing by in the street, signed Koryusai ga , a pillar print depicting a lady holding a dog

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Date: 15 May 2013

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KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)

KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806)
KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1754-1806) A courtesan and her attendants engaged in flower arranging, signed Utamaro hitsu , framed and glazed Oban tate-e

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 15 May 2013

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KIKUKAWA EIZAN (1787-1867) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)

KIKUKAWA EIZAN (1787-1867) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848)
KIKUKAWA EIZAN (1787-1867) KEISAI EISEN (1790-1848) A design of a courtesan and her attendants, signed Eizan fude , and an aizuri-e design of a beauty, signed Keisai Eisen , both framed and glazed Both oban tate-e (2

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) Joshu Ushibori [Ushibori in Hitachi province] from the series Fugaku sanjurokkei [The Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji], signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu , published by Eijudo Oban yoko-e

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 15 May 2013

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KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849)
KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849) A birds-eye view of Katada in Shiga Province, signed Hokusai ga , framed and glazed Chuban

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 May 2013