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Auction Description for Lempertz: Asian Art: Day 2
Viewing Notes:
30th November 10am to 4pm. 1st December 11am to 3pm. 2nd - 4th December 10am to 5.30pm. 5th December 10am to 4pm.
Sale Notes:
www.lempertz.com

Asian Art: Day 2

(334 Lots)

by Lempertz

Platinum House

334 lots | 329 with images

December 7, 2013

Live Auction

Neumarkt 3

Cologne, 50667 Germany

Phone: +49 221 92 572917

Fax: +49 221 92 57296

Email: info@lempertz.com

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A six-panel screen by Shûsui. 19th century

Lot 543: A six-panel screen by Shûsui. 19th century

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Description: A six-panel screen by Shûsui depicting an old blossoming plum tree whose branches bend down into the water. Ink and light colours on paper and gold flakes. Dated Ka'ei kanoe inu (1850) and signed Shûsui sha and two seals. Paper a bit rubbed and small losses to the paper. 19th century.

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A six-panel screen. 19th century

Lot 544: A six-panel screen. 19th century

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Description: A six-panel screen depicting eight cranes and pine saplings. Ink and colours on paper, remains of gold in the clouds. Heavily restored and in two parts. 19th century.

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A six-panel screen depicting cranes. Early 20th century

Lot 545: A six-panel screen depicting cranes. Early 20th century

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Description: A six-panel screen depicting cranes by a shore line with pines. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Early 20th century.

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A six-panel screen by Shôkai. 19th century

Lot 546: A six-panel screen by Shôkai. 19th century

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Description: A six-panel screen by Shôkai depicting a pair of pheasants by a creek underneath pines and a maple tree. Ink and colours on paper. Signed Shôkai and seal. 19th century.

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A pair of small screens by Yô(?)sai. 19th century

Lot 547: A pair of small screens by Yô(?)sai. 19th century

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Description: A pair of very small screens used for the hina matsuri by Yô(?)sai depicting a blossoming cherry tree and a maple with red leaves. Ink, colours and gold on silk. Signed Yô(?)sai and sealed. 19th century. (2)

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A six-panel screen. 20th century

Lot 548: A six-panel screen. 20th century

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Description: A six-panel screen depicting a horse tethered to two poles. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Copy after a famous ema by Kano Sanraku, today in the Kaizu Tenjin Shrine. 20th century.

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Six Korean munjado folk paintings. Late 19th century

Lot 549: Six Korean munjado folk paintings. Late 19th century

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Description: Six Korean munjado folk paintings with a pictorial ideograph (munjado) and inscription. Ink on paper. Late 19th century. Matted, framed and glazed. Two frames each are affixed back to back and made into a three panel screen by hinges. The six paintings represent six of the traditional Eight Cardinal Confucian Virtues (the three bonds and five moral disciplines): Hyo (filial piety); Jae (brotherly love towards siblings and neighbours); Chung (loyalty to king and state); Shin (sincerity, trustworthiness); Yae (benevolence and propriety); Ui (duty and righteousness); Yeom (honour, modesty and integrity) and Chi (humility, sense of shame). These characters were superimposed by depictions of symbolic animals or objects such as carp (for filial piety), wild geese and dragon (for loyalty), various birds, bamboo, blossoming plum, tortoise, phoenix (for honour and modesty), crab, moon, etc.

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A Buddhist hanging scroll. Edo period

Lot 550: A Buddhist hanging scroll. Edo period

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Description: A Buddhist hanging scroll depicting Senju Kannon Bosatsu seated in meditation on a lotus, attributes in his hands, above him Fûten and Raiden, below him the 28 bushû (attendant deities). Minor losses to the silk. Edo period.

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A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist nun. Early Edo period

Lot 551: A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist nun. Early Edo period

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Description: A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist nun seated in meditation on a chair. Ink, colours and a little gold on silk. Sealed. Early Edo period.

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A hanging scroll by Watanabe Gentai (1749-1822)

Lot 552: A hanging scroll by Watanabe Gentai (1749-1822)

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Description: A hanging scroll by Watanabe Gentai (1749-1822) depicting the Zen monk Nansen killing a cat (a famous kôan). Ink and light colours on silk. Signed Gentai sanjin and sealed Gentai. New mounting. Wooden box.

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A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist monk. Edo period

Lot 553: A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist monk. Edo period

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Description: A hanging scroll depicting a Buddhist monk seated on a tatami mat with a bundle to his side. Ink and colours on silk. Cut out from the original mounting, brittle. Edo period.

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A painting of Kannon Bosatsu. Edo period

Lot 554: A painting of Kannon Bosatsu. Edo period

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Description: A painting of a white-robed Kannon Bosatsu seated on a rock above water. Ink on paper (damaged). Inscribed Sesson hitsu and sealed. Cut out from a hanging scroll. Edo period. Glazed and framed.

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A hanging scroll in the manner of Takaku Aigai. Dated 1831

Lot 555: A hanging scroll in the manner of Takaku Aigai. Dated 1831

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Description: A hanging scroll in the manner of Takaku Aigai depicting shôgun Ieyasu sitting on a dais and 17 daimyô, at the top Matsudaira Yasutada, Sakai Tadatsugu, Ii Naomasa and Sakakibara Yasumasa. Ink and colours on silk. Dated Tenpô kanoto-u (1831), inscribed Takaku Aigai Kiyoshi and sealed Takaku Kiyoshi in. Damage to the mounting.

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A pair of hanging scrolls in the style of Kano Tôun Masunobu (1625-1694)

Lot 556: A pair of hanging scrolls in the style of Kano Tôun Masunobu (1625-1694)

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Description: A pair of hanging scrolls in the style of Kano Tôun Masunobu (1625-1694) depicting a summer landscape with a waterfall and a snowy winter landscape with a full moon. Ink on silk. Inscribed Tôun and sealed Fujiwara. Inscribed box for three paintings. (2)

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Two paintings by Ryûen. Dated 1848

Lot 557: Two paintings by Ryûen. Dated 1848

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Description: Two paintings by Ryûen depicting a manzai dancer and an okina dancer. Ink and colours on silk. Dated Kaei 1 tsuchinoe saru (1848). Signed Chôunsai Ryûen and sealed Chôunsai and Ryûen no in. In addition a painting of a woman playing the koto. Ink and colours on silk. 48.6 x 38.8 cm. All framed and glazed. (3)

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A hanging scroll by Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911)

Lot 557A: A hanging scroll by Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911)

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Description: A hanging scroll by Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911) depicting the Kiyomizu Temple in snow. Ink on silk. Signed Bunkyo and sealed Bunkyo and Shiyû. Wooden box.

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A hanging scroll by Shôryû sanjin. 20th century

Lot 558: A hanging scroll by Shôryû sanjin. 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Shôryû sanjin depicting a waterfall. Ink on paper. Inscription signed Shôryû sanjin and three seals. 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by Daiitsu. Early 20th century

Lot 559: A hanging scroll by Daiitsu. Early 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Daiitsu depicting a jumping carp. Ink on silk. Signed and sealed Daiitsu. 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter of the Meiji period

Lot 560: A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter of the Meiji period

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Description: A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter depicting three wild geese amidst reeds under a full moon. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed Yû... Mounting damaged. Meiji period.

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A painting by Shuntô. Meiji period

Lot 561: A painting by Shuntô. Meiji period

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Description: A painting by Shuntô depicting three samurai fighting in a snow storm, the samurai on horseback with a horo. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed Shuntô. Meiji period. Framed and glazed.

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A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter. Early 20th century

Lot 562: A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter. Early 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by an unidentified painter depicting a bird under an old tree trunk with budding branches. Ink and a few colours on silk. Signed and sealed. Early 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by Kawamura Hekirei. Around 1900

Lot 563: A hanging scroll by Kawamura Hekirei. Around 1900

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Description: A hanging scroll by Kawamura Hekirei depicting a waterfall and a maple branch. Ink and a few colours on silk. Signed and sealed Hekirei. Around 1900.

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A hanging scroll by Beishû. Early 20th century

Lot 564: A hanging scroll by Beishû. Early 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Beishû depicting chrysanthemums and bamboo. Ink and a few colours on silk. Signed Beishû senshi and sealed. Early 20th century.

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A hanging scroll. Early 20th century

Lot 565: A hanging scroll. Early 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll depicting Tokiwa Gozen with a child in her arms and two sons in winter. Ink and colours on paper. Inscribed Rôsetsu and sealed Gyo. Early 20th century.

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A pair of hanging scrolls by Nakamura Kôki. Early 20th century

Lot 566: A pair of hanging scrolls by Nakamura Kôki. Early 20th century

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Description: A pair of hanging scrolls by Nakamura Kôki depicting taro leaves and a full moon. Ink on paper. Signed and sealed Kôki and a second seal. Early 20th century. Tomobako with atogaki, dated Shôwa 2 (1927).

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A hanging scroll by Fujii Chokuson. 20th century

Lot 567: A hanging scroll by Fujii Chokuson. 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Fujii Chokuson depicting the Tenryû bridge of the Tôfukuji in autumn. Ink and colour on silk. Two seals: Fujii Nobu in and Chokuson. 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by Kobayashi ...zendô. Early 20th century

Lot 568: A hanging scroll by Kobayashi ...zendô. Early 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Kobayashi ...zendô depicting eight Daruma roly-poly dolls. Ink on paper. Sealed ...zendô and Kobayashi. Early 20th century. Wooden box.

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A hanging scroll by Takasugi Tadashi. 20th century

Lot 569: A hanging scroll by Takasugi Tadashi. 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Takasugi Tadashi depicting a Daruma doll. Ink on paper. Sealed Takasugi Tadashi and a second seal. 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by Shôdô. 20th century

Lot 570: A hanging scroll by Shôdô. 20th century

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Description: A hanging scroll by Shôdô depicting a standing Daruma with a scroll and a brush tied to his belt. Ink and light brown on silk. Signed and sealed Shôdô. 20th century.

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A hanging scroll by Michio. Ca. 1935

Lot 571: A hanging scroll by Michio. Ca. 1935

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Description: A hanging scroll by Michio depicting a late autumn landscape. Ink and colours on silk. Signed Michio and sealed. Ca. 1935.

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A hanging scroll by Michio. Ca. 1935

Lot 572: A hanging scroll by Michio. Ca. 1935

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Description: A hanging scroll by Michio depicting a landscape with pine trees in the foreground. Ink on silk. Signed Michio and sealed. Ca. 1935.

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A hanging scroll in the style of Suigan Sômin (1606-1664)

Lot 573: A hanging scroll in the style of Suigan Sômin (1606-1664)

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Description: A hanging scroll with a calligraphy in the style of Suigan Sômin (1606-1664), showing the four characters seifu zangetsu (clear wind and waning moon). Ink on paper. Inscribed Suigan and sealed Suigan and shamon Sômin. Wooden box, inscribed later.

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A tanzaku by Ôtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Lot 574: A tanzaku by Ôtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

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Description: A tanzaku by Ôtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) mounted as a hanging scroll inscribed with a tanka (transcription and translation included). Ink on paper. Signed Hachijû Rengetsu. Wooden box.

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A horizontal scroll by a Tosa school painter. 19th century

Lot 575: A horizontal scroll by a Tosa school painter. 19th century

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Description: A horizontal scroll by a Tosa school painter depicting the shakuten, the festival to Confucius and his disciples, in four scenes: paying respect to the portraits, assembly, a festive meal, and the reading of texts. Ink, colours and gold on paper. Sealed Mitsu... inchô. 19th century.

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Three shunga paintings. 18th/early 19th century

Lot 576: Three shunga paintings. 18th/early 19th century

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Description: Three shunga paintings in Tosa style depicting courtly lovers on a futon. Ink, colour (minor flaking) and a little gold on paper. 18th/early 19th century. (3)

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A globular  mizusashi. 19th century

Lot 577: A globular mizusashi. 19th century

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Description: A globular mizusashi with irregular indentations to the outside and with a brown glaze with olive-green and dark brown spots. A black lacquer lid. 19th century. Wooden stand (damaged).

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A chawan and two chaire. 19th/20th century

Lot 578: A chawan and two chaire. 19th/20th century

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Description: A chawan and two chaire, a) the chawan with a black glaze with a few small brown spots, b) a chaire on a flat base with a brown glaze with amber-coloured spots, and c) a chaire of tsubo shape with an olive-green glaze, stamped Tô... . 19th/20th century. (3)

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Two chawan. Edo period

Lot 579: Two chawan. Edo period

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Description: Two chawan, a) of a high form with a dark yellow glaze with brown spots, various collector's labels to the base, b) with a beige-coloured glaze forming brown spots in the grooves. Edo period. (2)

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A large chawan. Edo period

Lot 580: A large chawan. Edo period

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Description: A large chawan of conical shape with a straw-coloured glaze on the body and a spotty thick white glaze around the foot. Paper label with the name Shido(ro). Edo period.

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A chawan. 19th century

Lot 581: A chawan. 19th century

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Description: A chawan with a milky-beige, delicately crackled glaze and with a small foot with strong itokiri. Restoration to the rim. 19th century.

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A Shino chawan. 20th century

Lot 582: A Shino chawan. 20th century

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Description: A Shino chawan with gray porous glaze. Signed Shinzan. 20th century. Wooden box inscribed Nezumi Shino chawan and signed Nobuo and sealed Nobuo saku.

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A group of three bowls with a thick white crackled glaze. 19th century

Lot 583: A group of three bowls with a thick white crackled glaze. 19th century

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Description: A group of three bowls with a thick white crackled glaze, a) a chawan on a high foot ring, crack, b) a shallow bowl for tea or rice with a lacquer restoration to the rim, and c) a Shino bowl on three short feet with design of leaves and flowers in iron-grey. 19th century. (3)

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A small jar. Edo period

Lot 584: A small jar. Edo period

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Description: A small jar with an olive-coloured glaze, at the shoulder impressed characters: Gengo. Edo period.

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A whitish glazed bowl. Possibly Korea, 19th century or earlier

Lot 585: A whitish glazed bowl. Possibly Korea, 19th century or earlier

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Description: A bowl with a whitish crackled glaze. Spurmarks to the well. Chip to the foo, crack, silver lacquer restorations to the rim. Possibly Korea, 19th century or earlier. Wooden box.

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An Oribe kôgô. 19th century

Lot 586: An Oribe kôgô. 19th century

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Description: An Oribe kôgô of rectangular shape with a diagonally placed handle, with scrolls in iron black on a fawn-coloured ground. 19th century. Wooden box.

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A tokkuri and a tsubo. Late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 587: A tokkuri and a tsubo. Late 19th/early 20th century

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Description: A tokkuri and a tsubo, the Oribe type tokkuri painted with chrysanthemums, bamboo poles and a butterfly; the globular tsubo with a chestnut brown glaze with darker stripes, along with a wooden stand and the bronze lid of a tetsubin. Late 19th/early 20th century. (4)

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Large storage jar (tsubo). Possibly Shigaraki. Meiji period

Lot 588: Large storage jar (tsubo). Possibly Shigaraki. Meiji period

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Description: Large storage jar (tsubo) with a short neck and thick rim, and small quartz inclusions throughout. Straw cords are decoratively tied around the body. Possibly Shigaraki. Meiji period. In addition a thick wood slab. (2)

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A Satsuma vase with ormolu mounting. Late 19th century

Lot 589: A Satsuma vase with ormolu mounting. Late 19th century

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Description: A Satsuma vase with ormolu mounting painted in enamels and gold with a large number of Chinese scholars and boy attendants at various activities such as drinking tea, playing the lute, painting etc. and ornamental patterns at the foot, shoulder and neck. Late 19th century.

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A Satsuma vase. Around 1900

Lot 590: A Satsuma vase. Around 1900

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Description: A Satsuma vase with ladies crossing a bridge and figures at a cherry blossom viewing party. Signed Nikkô and Shimazu-mon. Around 1900.

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A Satsuma vase. Late 19th century

Lot 591: A Satsuma vase. Late 19th century

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Description: A Satsuma vase painted in enamels and gold with Chinese legendary figures and a dragon winding around the body. Signed Satsuma Hododa and Shimazu mon. Late 19th century.

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