RESULTS: Japanese and Korean Art

New York

Japanese and Korean Art

 New York, 18 September 2013, Sale #2725

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

202 lots sold

Total: $5,201,438/£3,224,892/€3,849,064

    59% sold by lot

343 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / € 0.74=$1

 63% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Joseon dynasty (19th century). 

40,000 - 60,000




US Private


Kim Whanki (1913-1974), Island Sketches, oil on canvas, framed.

600,000 – 800,000




Asian Private


Toshusai Sharaku (act. 1794-95), Tanikaze and Daidozan, ink and light color on paper; mounted on paper board.

300,000 – 400,000




Asian Private


Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Album of twelve lacquer paintings, twelve paintings for an accordion album; lacquer on paper or lacquer and gold leaf on paper. 

120,000 - 180,000






Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Album of fan paintings, twelve fan-shaped paintings mounted as an album; ink and color on silk.

250,000 – 300,000




Asian Private


Kaigetsudo Dohan (act. ca. 1704-16), Courtesan playing with a cat.

200,000 – 250,000




Asian Private


Toshusai Sharaku (act. 1794-95), Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Kojima, the wife of Bingo Saburo (right panel).


Ichikawa Komazo III as Nitta Yoshisada impersonated as a gardener by Nitta's retainer Oyamada Taro Takaie (center panel).


Iwai Hanshiro IV as Chihaya, the younger sister of the Shinto priest Kenko (left panel)

80,000 – 100,000




Asian Private


Shibuichi Articulated Model Of A Snake, early 20th century.

10,000 – 12,000




Asian Private


Kang Ik-Joong (B. 1960), Moon of Dream, mixed media on wood. 

10,000 – 15,000




US Trade


A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako) And Matching Stationery Box (Ryoshibako), Meiji period (late 19th century).

50,000 – 70,000






Katsura Yamaguchi, International Director, Japanese and Korean Art said: “Fresh-to-the-market works from private collections performed very well in the sale, as did prints, with a depiction of Tanikaze and Daidozan, realizing $339,750, the top lot of the Japanese section.   Works of art from the Meiji period also achieved strong prices due to active international participation across the board, from France to China to Mexico.”   Heakyum Kim, Senior Specialist, Korean Art added: “The sale was led by two exquisite Korean works of art, with the top lot, a unique blue and white porcelain jar with tigers, achieving over fifteen times its presale estimate.  Modern and Contemporary Korean works of art also figure prominently among the top lots, with artists such as Kim Whanki, Kim Sou, and Kang Ik-Joong all performing well.”

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Next Sale: London, 15 October 2013, Asobi: Ingenious Creativity Japanese Works of Art from Antiquity to Contemporary And Ceramics from the Collection of Bernard Leach

London, 17 December 2013, Japanese Aesthetic Sale

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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