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Auction Description for Arcimboldo: Asian Fine Art and Antiques
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November 23-25, 2013 11:00-19:00 November 26, 2013 11:00-15:00

Asian Fine Art and Antiques

(276 Lots)

by Arcimboldo

Platinum House

276 lots with images

November 26, 2013

Live Auction

Kaiserštejnský palác

Malostranské nám. 23/37

Prague 1, 110 00 Czech Republic

Phone: +420 603 811 873

Fax: +420 246 013 685

Email: info@arcimboldo.cz

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A LARGE ANCESTOR PORTRAIT

Lot 1: A LARGE ANCESTOR PORTRAIT

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Description: Korea, Joseon period, 18th century. 160.5 x 93.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.

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A SEATED ZEN MASTER

Lot 2: A SEATED ZEN MASTER

Description: Japan, late Muromachi period to early Edo, 15th - 17th century. Height 33 cm. Yosegi, gesso, lacquer and polychrome.

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A SMALL ZUSHI WITH A FIGURE OF KANNON

Lot 3: A SMALL ZUSHI WITH A FIGURE OF KANNON

Description: Japan, Edo period, early 19th century. Height 16 cm. Wood covered with natural black lacquer, gilt kinpaku interior. Copper mountings. The zushi contains a small copy of the "Maria Kannon" or Jibó Kannon (Kannon with a child), carved after a secret statue of Santa Maria from 1714 kept in disguise in the province of Saitama by a secret Christian believer. The figure has a rounded white face under a high hair knot with a little statue of Amida in the style of Jibo Kannon, one of the 33 transformations of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. The polychromy uses a Christian-like combination of white, ultramarine blue and red mineral pigments with gold ornaments and a roundel with Christian symbols in the middle.

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A PAIR OF ZUSHI WITH THE MANDALA OF THE TEN REALMS OF EXISTENCE

Lot 4: A PAIR OF ZUSHI WITH THE MANDALA OF THE TEN REALMS OF EXISTENCE

Description: Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Height 38 cm. Lacquered sandalwood with gilt kinpaku lacquer interior. Copper mountings. The pair of zushi depict a great number of gilt figures set on a green and blue painted rocky background. The figures represent the Pure Land cosmogonist concept of the Mandala of the Ten Realms of Existence (Jikkai mandala) - the six realms of transmigratory existence: gods, humans, demigods, animals, hungry ghosts and hell; and the four realms of enlightened existence: listeners to the Buddhist teachings, self-enlightened beings, bodhisattvas and Buddhas.

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A LARGE ZUSHI WITH A FIGURE OF MARISHITEN

Lot 5: A LARGE ZUSHI WITH A FIGURE OF MARISHITEN

Description: Japan, Edo period, 18th century. Height 55.5 cm. Lacquered sandalwood with gilt kinpaku lacquer interior. Copper mountings.

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A CARVED SANDSTONE FIGURE OF KANNON

Lot 6: A CARVED SANDSTONE FIGURE OF KANNON

Description: Japan, Edo period. Height 40 cm.

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A LACQUERED WOOD PANEL WITH CARVED CRANES

Lot 7: A LACQUERED WOOD PANEL WITH CARVED CRANES

Description: Japan, Edo period, 19th century. 23 x 87 cm. Wood decorated with natural lacquer, gilt and polychrome.

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A PAIR OF GU-SHAPED LACQUERED BRASS VASES

Lot 8: A PAIR OF GU-SHAPED LACQUERED BRASS VASES

Description: Japan, Kyoto, c. 1900. Height 18 cm. Marked on the base in gold lacquer: "Kyoto Okuda sei."

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A LACQUERED TORTOISESHELL 'PHOENIX' TRAY

Lot 9: A LACQUERED TORTOISESHELL 'PHOENIX' TRAY

Description: Japan, 2nd half of the 19th century. Diameter 28 cm.

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A MARQUETRY DECORATIVE TRAY

Lot 10: A MARQUETRY DECORATIVE TRAY

Description: Japan, Meiji period, c. 1900. 32 x 32 cm. Lacquered cyprus wood with rich yosegi zaiku marquetry.

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A PARQUETRY MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS

Lot 11: A PARQUETRY MINIATURE CHEST OF DRAWERS

Description: Japan, Hakone or Shizuoka, c. 1900. Height 23.5 cm. Cyprus inlaid with various veneers in yosegi zaiku style.

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A LACQUER TABAKOBON

Lot 12: A LACQUER TABAKOBON

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Height 20 cm. Cherrywood with kijimakie lacquer decoration, yosegi inlays and copper mountings.

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A FINELY CARVED BOXWOOD AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE

Lot 13: A FINELY CARVED BOXWOOD AND IVORY CIGARETTE CASE

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Width 10 cm.

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A FINELY CARVED IVORY CORN COB

Lot 14: A FINELY CARVED IVORY CORN COB

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Length 27.5 cm.

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A CHINESE MONKEY HANDLER

Lot 15: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A CHINESE MONKEY HANDLER

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 17.5 cm, with base 21 cm. Hardwood base marked with inlaid coral plaque: Yoshiyama.

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A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FROG, A MONKEY AND A SKELETON

Lot 16: A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FROG, A MONKEY AND A SKELETON

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 13.3 cm. Marked: Juzan.

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF KANNON

Lot 17: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF KANNON

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 13.5 cm. Marked on the base in an inlaid coral plaque: Kaneyuki.

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A SHAMISEN PLAYER

Lot 18: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A SHAMISEN PLAYER

Description: Japan, early 20th century. Height 17 cm. Oval hardwood base inlaid with silver wire.Signed on the base.

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF THE BODHISATTVA MANJUSHRI

Lot 19: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF THE BODHISATTVA MANJUSHRI

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Height 9.5 cm. Signed: Shizuyo

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ARHAT WITH A DRAGON

Lot 20: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ARHAT WITH A DRAGON

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 15.5 cm. Marked on the base in an inlaid coral plaque: Masahisa.

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AN IVORY OKIMONO OF HOTEI

Lot 21: AN IVORY OKIMONO OF HOTEI

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 6.5 cm. Marked on the base: Seigei.

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A CARVED IVORY OKIMONO OF HOTEI HOLDING A SACK

Lot 22: A CARVED IVORY OKIMONO OF HOTEI HOLDING A SACK

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Height 12.5 cm. Signed on the base: Yamada.

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A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A KOI CARP

Lot 23: A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A KOI CARP

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Length 30 cm.

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A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A TIGER

Lot 24: A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A TIGER

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Length 27 cm. Signed: Seija sei.

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A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A SQUIRREL AND GRAPES

Lot 25: A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A SQUIRREL AND GRAPES

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Length 9.5.cm.

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A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A CRICKET ON A CUCUMBER

Lot 26: A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A CRICKET ON A CUCUMBER

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868 - 1912). Length 21 cm. Gilt detail.

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A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A CICADA

Lot 27: A BRONZE OKIMONO OF A CICADA

Description: Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Length 10 cm.

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A BRONZE USUBATA VASE WITH SHACHIHOKO

Lot 28: A BRONZE USUBATA VASE WITH SHACHIHOKO

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Height 40 cm.

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A PATINATED BRONZE JARDINIÈRE

Lot 29: A PATINATED BRONZE JARDINIÈRE

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Diameter 22.5 cm.

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A BOWL-SHAPED GONG

Lot 30: A BOWL-SHAPED GONG

Description: Japan, late Edo period, 1st half of the 19th century. Diameter 21.5 cm.

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASES

Lot 31: A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASES

Description: Japan, Kyoto, Takahara, c. 1900. Height 12.7 cm.

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A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BRONZE CENSER OF ARCHAIC FORM

Lot 32: A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BRONZE CENSER OF ARCHAIC FORM

Description: Japan, 19th century. Height 36 cm. Marked: Joshimasa-saku.

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A LARGE DECORATIVE BRONZE CENSER

Lot 33: A LARGE DECORATIVE BRONZE CENSER

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Height 51 cm.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SITTING BUZZARD

Lot 34: A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SITTING BUZZARD

Description: Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Height 52 cm. Signed: Masatsune-chu.

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MUMEI KOTO YAMASHIRO-DEN KATANA

Lot 35: MUMEI KOTO YAMASHIRO-DEN KATANA

Description: Japan, 15th century. Overall length 95.5 cm, blade 62.5 cm.

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MUMEI SUE KOTO MINO-DEN WAKIZASHI

Lot 36: MUMEI SUE KOTO MINO-DEN WAKIZASHI

Description: Japan, 16th century. Overall length 77.5 cm, blade 52.5 cm.

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MUMEI SHINTO WAKIZASHI

Lot 37: MUMEI SHINTO WAKIZASHI

Description: Japan, 18th century. Overall length 74 cm, blade 51.7 cm.

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A JAPANESE HINAWAJU MATCHLOCK GUN

Lot 38: A JAPANESE HINAWAJU MATCHLOCK GUN

Description: Japan, 18th century. Length 130 cm. Brass and ivory mounts on lacquered hardwood, with slightly curved butt plate.

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AN UNUSUAL KATANA-KAKE (SWORD STAND) FOR A DAISHO

Lot 39: AN UNUSUAL KATANA-KAKE (SWORD STAND) FOR A DAISHO

Description: Japan, 19th century. Height 50 cm. In the form of hoshi bachi kabuto with sambar deer antlers.

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A BAJŌ-JINGASA OF SHINGEN TYPE

Lot 40: A BAJŌ-JINGASA OF SHINGEN TYPE

Description: Japan, 18th - 19th century. Diameter 36 cm. Wood decorated with black and gold lacquer in hiramaki-e technique with karakusa motifs and kamon of the Maeda family and Taira clan.

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A LARGE DECORATIVE ÉTAGÈRE OF PAGODA FORM

Lot 41: A LARGE DECORATIVE ÉTAGÈRE OF PAGODA FORM

Description: Japan, second half of the 19th century. 320 x 84 x 84 cm. Dark lacquered wood bears an imperial chrysanthemum symbol and the shogun seal of the Tokugawa family.

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A LARGE OCTAGONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JARDINIÈRE

Lot 42: A LARGE OCTAGONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JARDINIÈRE

Description: Japan, Seto, 1870 - 1890. Height 28.5 cm.

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A LARGE ARITA DISH

Lot 43: A LARGE ARITA DISH

Description: Japan, Arita, 1870 - 1910. Diameter 46.5 cm.

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A FINE SATSUMA PLATE

Lot 44: A FINE SATSUMA PLATE

Description: Japan, Kyoto, 1880 - 1910. Diameter 20.7 cm.

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A SATSUMA HEXAGONAL DISH

Lot 45: A SATSUMA HEXAGONAL DISH

Description: Japan, Kyoto, c. 1900. Diameter 12 cm. A crackle glazed stoneware bowl with overglaze enamel and gilt decoration. Marked on the underside: Shozan.

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉED PORCELAIN SAKE BOTTLES

Lot 46: A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉED PORCELAIN SAKE BOTTLES

Description: Japan, Nagoya, c. 1900. Height 21 cm.

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A LARGE SUMIDAGAWA 'MONKEY' VASE

Lot 47: A LARGE SUMIDAGAWA 'MONKEY' VASE

Description: Japan, c. 1900. Height 45 cm.

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A PAIR OF TIGERS ON A MOONLIT NIGHT

Lot 48: A PAIR OF TIGERS ON A MOONLIT NIGHT

Description: Japan, 20th century. 130 x 44 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed. Signed: Shinho.

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ROARING TIGER IN THE SNOW

Lot 49: ROARING TIGER IN THE SNOW

Description: Japan, 1890 - 1930. 97 x 40 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed.Signed: Suikoku.Square seal: Takahashi Suikoku.

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HERD OF HORSES

Lot 50: HERD OF HORSES

Description: Japan, 20th century. 135 x 33 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signed: Joyó (ocean-like).

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