RESULTS: Japanese Art and Design

Sold:

£1,111,125

$1,775,578

€1,286,683

Lots Sold:  263

Lots Offered: 475

Sold by Lot: 55 %

Sold by £: 68%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.598/  € 1.158

  

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

398

A fine three-case inro , signed Zeshin, Edo period (19th century)

15,000 - 20,000

£73,250

$117,054
€84,824

Private

289

A pair of cloisonné vases, signed on silver plaques, Kyoto Namikawa, Meiji period (late 19th century)

40,000 - 60,000

£37,250

$59,526
€43,136

Anonymous

401

A fine two-case Inro, signed Zeshin, Edo period (19th  century)

18,000 - 25,000

£34,850

$55,690
€40,356

Private

  

Comment: Anastasia von Seibold, Head of Sale, Japanese Art:

“The sale of Japanese Art and Design saw the participation of new clients from China, the Middle East and Russia bidding on a wide range of Japanese art. Impressive prices for lacquer were realised, led by the inro from the Brozman collection, with works by Shibata Zeshin proving incredibly desirable as illustrated by a fine three-case inro by Zeshin fetching £73,250 and another £34,850. There was notable wide spread appreciation of modern bronzes and screens from the 20th century Craft movement. Elsewhere the market for the Meiji Period continues to be strong, as demonstrated by the pair of cloisonné vases by Namikawa which realised £37,250.”

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Hannah Schmidt                    +44 207 389 2964                         hschmidt@christies.com

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