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Auction Description for Webb's: Asian Applied Arts
Auction Description:
Asian Applied Arts
Viewing Notes:
17th September 9am to 7.30pm. 18th September 9am to 5.30pm. 19th & 20th September 11am to 3pm. Day of sale 9am to 1pm.
Sale Notes:
www.webbs.co.nz

Asian Applied Arts

(378 Lots)

by Webb's


378 lots

September 21, 2009

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

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Lot 1: A Good Tall Meiji Period Walrus Marine Ivory

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Description: A Good Tall Meiji Period Walrus Marine Ivory Carving of a Street Vendor he stands on a rocky plinth with a dog at his feet. He is holding a lantern and is supporting a Buddha figure with lotus sceptre that has appeared in the smoke above him. Sumi stained inkwork patterns on his robe. Tokyo School. Signed on red lacquer tablet. H.400mm.

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Lot 2: A Good Tall Meiji Period Marine Ivory Walrus Tusk

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Description: A Good Tall Meiji Period Marine Ivory Walrus Tusk Carving of the Goddess of Mercy, Kwannon (Chinese Kwanyin) she is standing on a rock base and holding her lotus sceptre. Two small devotee children gaze at her adoringly from below. The robes finely etched with sumi stained diaper patterns, dentine visible throughout. Signed. H.395mm.

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Lot 3: A Good Large Early Meiji Period Elephant Ivory

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Description: A Good Large Early Meiji Period Elephant Ivory Carving of a Samurai Warrior in Full Battle Armour he stands on guard on top of a rocky outcrop holding a yari while his companion looks out below. Both figures and all the details are very well rendered particularly the armour. The Samurai are wearing tachi swords (part missing) denoting high rank. Tokyo School. Signed on a red lacquer tablet. This piece could be restored. Height to top of yari. 380mm.

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Lot 4: A Fine Large and Rare Early Meiji Sectioned Marine

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Description: A Fine Large and Rare Early Meiji Sectioned Marine Ivory Figure Group Carving. the farmer stands with a smile holding a basket of peonies and a locquats branch while his son carries a basket of the fruit. The details and sumi diaper tunic patterns well rendered. At least twelve sections of whale tooth and walrus tusk to make up this piece. Visable dentine in various spots on the figures. H.280mm.

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Lot 5: A Good Meiji Period Sectioned Ivory Okimono of a

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Description: A Good Meiji Period Sectioned Ivory Okimono of a Standing Farmer. the smiling figure has a hoe and is wearing a hat. His right hand holds a tobacco pouch or Sagemono with manju and kiseruzutsu. Sumi inkwork decoration. Mostly carved from one piece with additions. Signed on base. H.250mm.

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