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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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