Japanese & Korean Art

The Japanese sales at Woolley & Wallis have featured a wide range of works of art, from 5th c. Haniwa funerary figures to contemporary lithographs by interdisciplinary artist Takashi Murakami (1962-).

Highlights from the Winter 2021 sales included a rare and important 17th c. lacquer cabinet made for the Dutch market, sold for over £130,000. An unrecorded and massive porcelain incense burner shaped as an elephant was another important lot and sold for over £30,000. The November 2021 sale included a good selection of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), including a triptych of the Taira Ghosts by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) sold for £26,000 and a mountainous river landscape by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) sold for £32,500. The auction also offered a selection of fine porcelain, Satsuma wares, metalware and netsuke. 

We are currently accepting similar consignments for our upcoming Spring sale; please contact the Japanese Department at 01722 424583 or at aa@woolleyandwallis.co.uk for a free valuation. 

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