17 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
Pair of Cloisonné Enamel Plates with European-style Heraldic Crests
Meiji period (late 19th century)
Each shallow circular dish enamelled with a lion rampant in crown and golden chain interpretive of European coats of arms above a more typically Japanese design of geese and reeds within a border of flowers and flaglike red, white and black chevrons or a border of formal flowers, the underside royal blue enamel worked with copper-wire floral scroll and white and blue florets, rims copper
7 13/16in. (19.8cm.) diameter (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Japanese artist Takuji Hamanaka explains why he adopted a centuries-old technique to create contemporary prints
A closer look at a Japanese articulated dragon, created by the famous Myochin family of samurai armourers — offered in ou..
The ornately carved toggles were once an integral part of Japanese fashion. Today, as expert Hollis Goodall explains, they’re t..
Know your Gutai from your Mono-ha, and discover the artists who threw away their paintbrushes and scrubbed the streets of Tokyo