Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights | 12 November 2020

Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights | 12 November 2020

Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlights | 12 November 2020

This November we have our two-day Chinese and Japanese Works of Art auction. Amongst Chinese, Islamic and Indian ceramics and works of art, Day Two also features a wonderful range of Japanese items. Here we take a look at some of the highlights.

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Japanese Bronzes

With a wonderful choice of Japanese bronzes, a highlight is Lot 455, a Japanese parcel gilt bronze figure of a warrior, signed Gyokko, from the Meiji Period. The figure wears a Do under his robe and an eboshi on his head, standing with one muscular leg thrust forward and holding his dragon-headed naginata in both hands.

Inline Image - Lot 455: GYOKKO: A Japanese Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Warrior | Est. £2,000-3,000 (+fees)
Lot 455: GYOKKO: A Japanese Parcel Gilt Bronze Figure of a Warrior | Est. £2,000-3,000 (+fees)

Japanese Ceramics

A highlight from the selection of Japanese ceramics is Lot 508, this Seto Porcelain Vase by Kato Tomotaro (1851-1916). From the Meiji period, it is elegantly decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a creeper-clad, spreading pine tree.

Tomotaro was a student of Gottfried Wagener (among others) and in 1877 became manager of the "Edogawa Seitosho" (Ceramics Manufacturing Company). In 1883 he took over a kiln set up by Wagener and renamed it Yugyokuengama, at the same time adopting the art name "Toju".

Inline Image - Lot 508: Kato Tomotaro (1851-1916): A Seto Porcelain Vase | Est. £600-800 (+fees)
Lot 508: Kato Tomotaro (1851-1916): A Seto Porcelain Vase | Est. £600-800 (+fees)

Japanese Lacquer Boxes and Covers

Another highlight is Lot 449, three Japanese lacquer boxes and covers from the late Edo-Meiji Period. They are decorated on the mura-nashiji ground in tones of gold hiramakie and takamakie. The sides are decorated with extensive landscape views in the same techniques, and the interior is a rich nashiji with fundame rims. These wonderful boxes and covers come from the property of an English gentleman.

Inline Image - Lot 449: Three Japanese Lacquer Boxes and Covers | Est. £2,000-3,000 (+fees)
Lot 449: Three Japanese Lacquer Boxes and Covers | Est. £2,000-3,000 (+fees)

AUCTION DETAILS
Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art (Part 2) and Japanese, Islamic and Indian Ceramics & Works of Art
Thursday 12 November | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE

This is an online auction with auctioneer.

VIEWING:

  • Viewing in Newbury from 6 November
  • Dreweatts Remote Viewing Service | Find out more
  • Condition reports can be provided upon request.

    Viewing is by appointment only, in accordance with Covid-19 regulations. To book a viewing appointment, please contact: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | info@dreweatts.com

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