Spring Asian Art Auction (413 Lots)
413 lots with images
June 4, 2012Live Auction
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 4, 2012Live Auction
Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: Exquisitely carved in the round with eleven playing children, one carrying a large flag, the others with a variety of instruments; all surrounding a bejeweled elephant. Wood stand, height 5.9"- 15 cm., base inscribed Chiku-yosai
Condition Report: replacement shibayama parts- two pieces along the elephant's head; some very minor age cracksView additional info
Description: The elegant shell with a large insect on one side, length 8.1" - 20.5 cm.
Condition Report: No condition problems notedView additional info
Description: Raised on a lotus plinth, the figure with tight whorls of hair, dressed in simple robes opening across the chest to reveal ornate jewelry, height 4.9" - 12.5 cm.
Condition Report: missing halo attachment to upper back.View additional info
Description: Carved in the round as a lady dressed in well patterned robes with butterflies and floral bursts, her hair styled and with various hair pins, height 11" - 28 cm., back signed Hidemasa (carved)
Condition Report: chip to parasol, staff of parasol replacedView additional info
Description: Standing on a rocky outcrop, the bald headed figure emptying a large fishing net to reveal his catch. Wood stand, height 12.2"- 31 cm., signed Koka
Condition Report: age cracks throughout, face restuck to head due to age cracks, loss to left fin of bottom fishView additional info
Description: Finely rendered to depict three figures, each dressed in well patterned and simple attire, making mochi with a large mallet (kine) and traditional mortar (usu), height 6.9" - 17.5 cm., signed Tamahide
Condition Report: shipment and export.View additional info
Description: With a small paunch protruding from his emaciated body, the bearded figure holding a small basket in one hand, height 4.2" - 10.7 cm.
Condition Report: Typical wear due to ageView additional info
Description: The body of lotus form exterior on a wide base, the cover domed and pierced with bonji (Japanese interpretation of Indian Sanskrit script), diameter 9.8" - 25 cm.View additional info
Description: The squat body cast with a squirrel and grape scene to one side, small bunches of grapes at the base of the handle, a pine cone as the finial, length 6.9"-17.5 cm. bottom of lid signedView additional info
Description: Standing four-square on the balls of its large rounded feet and with trunk lifted, the fully caparisoned pachyderm with a two-tiered pagoda on its back, a swirling dragon crowning the structure, height 28" - 71 cm.View additional info
Description: With several cranes in a landscape, a ferocious dragon wrapped around the tall cylindrical neck rising towards a flat rim, height 11.4"- 29 cm., inscribed signature.
Condition Report: drill hole to bottom side, probably for lamp mountingView additional info
Description: The body with reserves on opposing sides each depicting a pair of birds on a branch, height 14.2" - 36 cm.View additional info
Description: Decorated with mythical beasts including dragons and a phoenix, height 9.6" - 24.5 cm., base sealedView additional info
Description: Depicting a Chinese landscape on a vanilla ground, the rims in silver. Original certificate book included stating the piece was manufactured in 1936. Hardwood stand, height 18.2" - 46.3 cm., Ando seal to base Provenance: Commissioned by the current owner's grandfather, Jose Santos Alonso, a Mexican businessman working in Japan. This vase was originally one of a pair.
Condition Report: U-shaped crack to upper rim with diameter 5.1 cm; circular bruise to back (area where body and neck meet) 4.1 cm wide; star fractures to left side of landscape below left handleView additional info and full condition report
Description: Each faceted side depicting a sinuous dragon, height 6.3" - 16 cm., inscribed signature
Condition Report: small 1.3 cm horizontal fracture base of neckView additional info
Description: The lobed and ovoid body tapering towards a recessed foot, and continuously decorated with songbirds amid peonies and chrysanthemum with the motif continuing along the cover, height 8.7" - 22 cm.
Condition Report: Minor horizontal fractures to neckView additional info
Description: With a two-part cylindrical stand joined together by a central ovoid section emerging from the globular form support, bands of cloisonne decorations with floral medallions against a sky-blue ground pattern the base, shaft, and ovoid section, height without mountings height 53.1" - 135 cm.View additional info
Description: Of quatrefoil form, the front depicting a rakan releasing a small and ferocious dragon from his bowl, the reverse with a variety of instruments, height 4.1" - 10.5 cm., reverse with inscribed date
Condition Report: Overall excellent condition. Very minor rubbing to gildingView additional info
Description: Specifically designed for sword storage and containing one full-length drawer and five smaller drawers, door panel opens to reveal three hidden compartments, the whole raised on four wheels and with iron mounts throughout. Lock and keys included, 42.9" x 46.5" x 20.9" - 109 x 118 x 53 cm.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with minor wear. Surface re-lacquered. Metal mounts still present, and locks and keys still functional. Some age cracks and splitting to bottom panel of drawersView additional info and full condition report
Description: With kabuto (helmet) of maru-bachi shape with exposed rivets, fitted to the tehen are elaborate kanamono in six stages in shakudo, red copper, gilded copper, and silver, the bowl with fitted three lame shikoro of o-manju form, made of steel lame laced in light blue silk; the do (body armour) constructed from rows of large scales, or their false equivalents, fastened together by sugake lacing, the upper plates expose the red colour of the lacquer, most of which is hidden by golden silk brocade, amour box with fan kamon crest, height 53.5" ã 136 cm. Provenance:View additional info
Description: Black lacquer top and visor with gold trim and raised elaborate design, likely worn by senior retainer of a lord when he supervised firefighting activities of Daimyo's retainers. Wood stand, height 15" ã 38 cmView additional info
Description: Of particularly large size, snarling face of a Chinese-style dog, lacquer over a wood body, and with an unarticulated mouth, 14.6" x 13.4" ã 37 x 34 cm.
Condition Report: missing ears, holes at the back of the head (originally four fabric covering), some age cracks and losses to lacquer paint typical of ageView additional info and full condition report
Description: Of cylindrical form with a slightly uneven rim, the sides carved in deep relief to depict a monkey in combat with an eagle. Wood stands, height 16.9" ã 43 cm.
Condition Report: Some age cracks, interior top lined with metal bowlView additional info
Description: Standing on a rock base amidst a wall of flames, the personification of Dainichi Nyorai with fierce expression, inlaid crystal eyes, and loose necklace, his right hand holding a sword (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance) and left hand holding a rope (to catch demons), to his right stands the cowardly and loyal Seitaka Dori, and to his left, the evil and disobedient Seitaka Doji, height 36.6" ã 93 cm.
Condition Report: Old wear and chips to top of flam, minor losses and repairsView additional info
Description: Seated and dressed in heavy armour, the warrior with ferocious expression, height 13.8" - 35 cm.View additional info
Description: Supported on a raised foot, the sides gently rising towards a wide circular rim with a spout emerging from one side, covered in a thin celadon glaze throughout with botanical designs on opposing sides, diameter 8.3" - 21 cm.
Condition Report: no condition problems notedView additional info
Description: The body with three rectangular reserves, one depicting a crane wading amongst lotuses, the other, a figure by the waterês edge, the third, a galloping horse, height 16.9" - 43 cm., fuku mark
Condition Report: Some firing cracks to body and glaze, minor losses to some enamelsView additional info
Description: Supported on a splayed foot, a pair of handles rest on the baluster form body, the sides painted with a group of warriors in the wilderness, large gilt butterflies decorate the neck and foot, height 11.8" - 30 cm., signed base Note: Possibly depicting the semi-legendary Emperor Jinmu and attendants
Condition Report: Wear to gilding at the rim and handlesView additional info
Description: With monster handles and medallions depicting court scenes, height 18.1" - 46 cm., bases signed
Condition Report: one vase restoredView additional info
Description: Central medallion of butterflies and fans and surrounded by alternating cartouches of florals and dancers, diameter 23.7" - 60.2 cm.
Condition Report: no condition problems notedView additional info
Description: Supported on four paw form feet with a fu-lion finial, lotus sprays decorate the censer throughout, height 5.3" - 13.5 cm.
Condition Report: Item examined under UV light. Cover is in very good condition and with no damages. Censer has one corner restored at rim measuring 1.9 cm. No other condition problems noted.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Of rectangular form with a gilt foliate rim, the cavetto with a finely rendered depiction of Kannon dressed in elegantly draping robes and holding a large lotus flower floating above a pair of magnificent phoenixes, tail feathers dramatically extended, a delicate gilt border surrounding the scene, 11.4" x 15.7" ã 29 x 40 cm., reverse signed Kyozan, Kyoto ceramic underneath a shimazu family crest
Condition Report: Rubbing to gilding along the edges and cornersView additional info
Description: Supported on three monster form legs, a pair of handles emerging from the squat body continuously decorated with the image of 16 arhats, a playful fu-lion as the finial, diameter 11.8" ã 30 cm., base marked Satsuma
Condition Report: cover restoredView additional info
Description: With vertically-oriented handles emerging from either side of the rounded body supported on three monster-form legs, the sides depicting warriors in a landscape, height 16.7" ã 42.5 cm.
Condition Report: both handles restored, some firing cracks along edgeView additional info
Description: Including: a pair of vases, censer with lid, and floriform punchbowl. Each depicting a battle scene with fierce warriors, tallest height 17.7" ã 45 cm.
Condition Report: censer lid completely restoredView additional info
Description: The body of bulbous section decorated with several figures in a landscape, the cylindrical neck rising towards a smooth rim, height 9.1" ã 23 cm.View additional info
Description: Ink, colour and gold flecks on paper laid down on a pair of six-panel screens, signed Ranko with seals Tadashi no in and Haku[yo], 69.8" x 160.5" ã 177.2 x 407.7 cm.View additional info
Description: Ink and colour on silk, dated winter 1770 and signed Mumei Utsushi, 43.3" x 18.9" ã 110 x 48 cm.
Condition Report: overall horizontal creases, minor foxingView additional info
Description: Study of a shrike on autumn persimmon branches with bamboo TOGETHER WITH an ink on paper study of a raven on a vine, signed Hara, largest 44.1" x 16.1" ã 112 x 41 cm.View additional info
Description: Ink on paper, two seals of the artist, signature possibly Matsumoto, above a calligraphy style illustration of a stone lantern TOGETHER WITH a printed scroll of Daruma and poetry, largest 45.3" x 11.4" ã 115 x 29 cm.View additional info
Description: Ink and colour on silk, 46.9" x 13.8" ã 119 x 35 cm.
Condition Report: Some minor horizontal creases, and minor foxingView additional info
Description: Ink on silk, 33.5" x 11.8" ã 85 x 30 cm.View additional info
Description: Oban tate-e, 13" x 9.1" ã 33 x 23.2 cm.
Condition Report: Good impression, staining and soiling to sheet, some creases and minor nicks to edgesView additional info
Description: Chuban tate-e, 8.1" x 5.7" ã 20.5 x 14.5 cm.
Condition Report: some staining to sheet, minor fading of coloursView additional info
Description: Oban tate-e diptych. Framed, each sheet 13.8" x 9.1" ã 35 x 23 cm.
Condition Report: Unexamined out of frame, good impression, but some fading to coloursView additional info
Description: Both oban tate-e, 14.2" x 9.6" ã 36 x 24.5 cm.
Condition Report: Male actor excellent colours and impression, tipped into card back; the lady with dirtying to sheet and creases, some fading to colours, reverse top tipped into card backView additional info and full condition report
Description: Oban tate-e from the series •100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.8" x 9.3" ã 35 x 23.5 cm.
Condition Report: margins trimmed, 2.5 cm tear at top, some staining and foxingView additional info
Description: Oban tate-e from the series 100 Aspects of the Moon, 14" x 9.4" - 35.5 x 24 cm.
Condition Report: Good colours, some minor staining to sheet and creases, slight matte burns in marginsView additional info
Description: Oban tate-e from the series 100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.8" x 9.3" - 35 x 23.5 cm.
Condition Report: margins trimmed, tear to top, paper worn and thinnedView additional info
Description: Oban tate-e from the series •100 Aspects of the Moon, 13.4" x 8.9" ã 34 x 22.5 cm.
Condition Report: good impression and colours, margins trimmedView additional info