New York

Japanese and Korean Art

 New York, 20 March 2013, Sale #2688

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


174 lots sold

Total: $5,811,438/£3,835,549/€4,474,807

    62% sold by lot

283 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.77=$1

79% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Rare Massive White Porcelain Jar, executed in 18th century

Estimate On Request






Park Sookeun (1914-1965), Five seated figures, Mixed media on board, framed 

400,000 - 500,000






Kim Whanki, Moon and Plum Blossom, oil on canvas, painted in 1953-54

350,000 - 400,000






An elaborate large bronze and mixed-metal hanging vase, executed in late 19th century

300,000 - 400,000




European Private


Yokoyama Taikan, Pines trees and cranes, ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper

150,000 - 200,000




Asian Private


A gold lacquer display cabinet (kazaridana), executed in 19th century

200,000 - 300,000




US Private


A cloisonné enamel hexagonal vase, Meiji period (late 19th century)

40,000 - 60,000




European Private


Kano Shoei, Landscape in the Four Seasons, ink, color and gold wash on paper

120,000 - 180,000




Asian Private


Anonymous, Uji Bridge with Willows and Water Wheel, ink, color, silver and gold leaf on paper, executed in 18th century

100,000 - 150,000




US Private


Anonymous (19th century), Tribute mission at the Chinese court, 1877 

Ten-panel screen; ink and color on silk 

100,000 - 120,000







Katsura Yamaguchi, International Director, Japanese and Korean Art said: “A diverse group of buyers actively competed for works from the Meiji period, with the hanging gourd vase leading the Japanese art portion of the sale. The selection of prints from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as screens and lacquer works also performed strongly. 

Heakyum Kim, Specialist, Korean Art added: “The Korean art section was led by a rare massive white porcelain jar, which achieved $1,203,750 and was purchased by a foundation.  There was also global participation for works by modern artists, such as Park Sookeun and Kim Whanki paintings from private American collections.”


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