The Japanese sale on 27th July 2021 features about 255 lots and includes early ceramics, metalwork, namban art, woodblock prints and other artworks spanning the centuries.
The pottery model of a warrior (lot 216) is a good example of the type of Haniwa figures produced during the Kofun period (5th-6th century) which were used as tomb markers. From an English private collection, London, it was originally purchased at Christie’s London, 12th March 1985.
The sale will contain a good selection of early ceramics, including examples of Ko-Kutani, shoki Imari and Kakiemon, and a large selection of tsuba from a private European collection, including this impressive Edo Period shakudo example by Takase Yoshitoshi (lot 320). Another highlight of the sale is the articulated model of a hawk (lot 358), a good example of jizai okimono coming from the collection of the late Hubert René Joseph Georges Faure (1919-2020).
The sale will also feature a selection of netsuke and other sagemono from private collections, including the second part of a private English collection from a lady of title, and thence by descent. The first part of the collection was sold in the Japanese Works of Art sale on 1st July 2020; this new offering concentrates on wooden examples, including a selection of zoomorphic pieces by Masanao of Yamada (Ise Province). Lot 433 is another example of high-quality Meiji period pieces and is a fine example of saya sheath inro.
Viewing will be by appointment. Please contact the department to make an appointment. Highlights will be on view at our Mayfair office and the full sale will be on view in Salisbury. There will be no viewing on the morning of the sale.
Viewing in London (highlights)
Sunday 18th July 11.00am - 4.00pm
Monday 19th July 11.00am - 4.00pm
Viewing in Salisbury
Saturday 24th July 10.00am - 1.00pm
Monday 26th July 10.00am - 5.00pm
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