20 - 21 May 2008
An ivory netsuke
Depicting Komei the famous Chinese sage and later General who was visited by Emperor Gentoku who waited for six hours for Komei to finish his reading
5.3 cm. high
Ex Collection Joly.
Ex Collection Meinertzhagen.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Illustrated in Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art, London, p. 253; and in V.-F. Weber, Hoji Hoten, Dictionnaire à l'usage des Amateurs et Collectionneurs d'Objets d'Art Japonais et Chinois, Paris, 1923, p. XXX4-2.
Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Christie’s specialists showcase their favourite pieces from the Hong Kong Spring Auctions, 25-30 May 2018
Explore the outstanding works offered in Christie’s New York’s Classic Week, now on view in our galleries at Rockefeller Center
As well as keeping the bed cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows made for auspicious gifts and warded off evil spirits
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
Francis Bacon's poignant celebration of George Dyer, the artist's most important subject, will star in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 17 May