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Auction archive: Lot number 296

A RARE BAMBOO NETSUKE OF AN INEBRIATED MONK

Estimate
€1,500
ca. US$1,625
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 296

A RARE BAMBOO NETSUKE OF AN INEBRIATED MONK

Estimate
€1,500
ca. US$1,625
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Lot details Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The monk wearing a half-shouldered monastic robe, his facial features finely carved and visibly inebriated, sitting on two large hyotan-shaped containers, presumably filled with sake, and drinking from the elongated tubular spout of the larger one. Natural himotoshi. The combination of this rare subject and material are most unusual. HEIGHT 3.9 cm Condition: Very good condition, minor surface wear, some tiny dents. Provenance: Ex-collection Richard R. Silverman. Richard R. Silverman (1932-2019) was a renowned Asian art collector with one of the largest private collections of netsuke outside of Japan. He lived in Tokyo between 1964 and 1979 and began to collect netsuke there in 1968. Since the 1970s, he wrote and lectured about netsuke and was an Asian art consultant for Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams. His gift of 226 ceramic netsuke to the Toledo Museum of Art constitutes perhaps the largest public collection of these miniature clay sculptures in the world. After moving to California, Silverman became a member of the Far Eastern Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1984. In 1993, he joined LACMA’s Executive Board. He served on the board of directors for the International Society of Appraisers from 1986 to 1994 and served nine years as chair for the City of West Hollywood Fine Arts Commission. Richard Silverman was posthumously awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for his decades-long promotion of Japanese culture.

Auction archive: Lot number 296
Auction:
Datum:
22 Apr 2022
Auction house:
Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
[email protected]
+43 1 5320452
+43 1 532045220
Beschreibung:

Lot details Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The monk wearing a half-shouldered monastic robe, his facial features finely carved and visibly inebriated, sitting on two large hyotan-shaped containers, presumably filled with sake, and drinking from the elongated tubular spout of the larger one. Natural himotoshi. The combination of this rare subject and material are most unusual. HEIGHT 3.9 cm Condition: Very good condition, minor surface wear, some tiny dents. Provenance: Ex-collection Richard R. Silverman. Richard R. Silverman (1932-2019) was a renowned Asian art collector with one of the largest private collections of netsuke outside of Japan. He lived in Tokyo between 1964 and 1979 and began to collect netsuke there in 1968. Since the 1970s, he wrote and lectured about netsuke and was an Asian art consultant for Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams. His gift of 226 ceramic netsuke to the Toledo Museum of Art constitutes perhaps the largest public collection of these miniature clay sculptures in the world. After moving to California, Silverman became a member of the Far Eastern Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1984. In 1993, he joined LACMA’s Executive Board. He served on the board of directors for the International Society of Appraisers from 1986 to 1994 and served nine years as chair for the City of West Hollywood Fine Arts Commission. Richard Silverman was posthumously awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for his decades-long promotion of Japanese culture.

Auction archive: Lot number 296
Auction:
Datum:
22 Apr 2022
Auction house:
Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
[email protected]
+43 1 5320452
+43 1 532045220
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