Asian Art

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Datum der Auktion: 21.03.2019

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A large wood netsuke of a standing tanuki bozu

Edo period (1615-1868), early-mid 19th century The racoon dog standing in a human attitude, wearing a cowl over its head and enveloped in a robe which falls short of its feet, the wood slightly worn; unsigned. 9.8cm

Los #: 1*

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Three wooden netsuke of standing figures

Meiji era The first carved and lacquered as an oni dressed as a priest in red robes holding a gong beater and subscription list (chipped toe), 5.5cm high; the second a grinning man resting his hands on top of his furled umbrella, signed Matsuyama, 6cm high; and the third of Fukurokuju, the Lucky God

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Three wooden figural netsuke

Edo and Meiji The first an emaciated sennin with long hair and flowing robes sitting on rocks and petting a dog, Edo period, 5.2cm high; the second a man hunched over a large sack inscribed 'kannin' (patience), 4cm high; and another of a farmer bent over to hoe the leafy ground, his dog similarly

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A black-lacquer inlaid five-case inro

By Koami Nagataka (Choko), Edo period, early 19th century Lacquered in black with swirling water and inlaid on either side with a swimming carp in porcelain, one unglazed, the other glazed blue, the interior of nashiji; signed Koami Nagataka with a kao. 9.8cm high

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A wooden kiseruzutsu and tonkotsu, pipecase and tobacco pouch

Meiji/Taisho eras The pipecase of otoshi-zutsu form is probably long-legged Ashinaga, 20.5cm long; the pouch carved as a humerous yawning Daruma in bamboo and box wood with inlaid eyes and insect details, 11cm high; together with a bone ojime badger, 1.9cm long. (3

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Two umimatsu netsuke

Edo period, early 19th century The first a large snail slithering over a section of wood, its optic feelers extended over the side, 6.6cm wide; the second a double gourd and foliage resting on a piece of driftwood. 5.1cm wide. (2

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A gold-lacquer four-case inro and four mask netsuke

Meiji era The inro decorated to each case with chrysanthemum and peony flowers in hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, 8.4cm long; together with a two-faced ojime of Okina and Onna masks in brown lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlays, 1.8cm high; a wooden netsuke Onna mask, signed Gyokumasa, 5cm long; a wooden

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A gold-lacquer four-case inro

By Koryusai, 19th century Of oval form, decorated to each side with a roundel of a ho-o bird on paulownia branch and a kirin by mountains and waves, in gold, silver and coloured takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and hirame, the surrounding areas kinji, interiors nashiji, signed. 8.6cm long

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A wooden netsuke of an actor and three other netsuke

Meiji era The first carved as a reclining actor with oni mask pushed back to eat, a boy begging for some food behind him, bone inlaid eyes and horns, signed, 3.7cm long; a rabbit with ears lying flat along its body, eyes inlaid with amber, 4.3cm long, a wooden netsuke of a monkey on a large abalone

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A pair of bronze figures of samurai

By Miyao, Meiji The first a samurai standing with legs braced, holding his separately cast helmet in one hand, the other raised to shield his eyes from the sun as he looks into the distance, 18.6cm high, and on wood stand; the second warrior stands with one foot forward and bow raised, (bow

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze figure of a samurai

Meiji era Probably depicting Horibe Yasubei Taketsune, one of the Forty-seven Ronin, standing with feet spread and hands resting on his otsuchi (warhammer) and sheathed katana. 29.5cm high

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze figure of an elderly man engaged in Yomawari (Night Watching)

Meiji era, late 19th/early 20th century Standing slightly bent over with hyoshigi (wood clappers) clutched in each hand and a paper lantern tucked into his belt, his mouth wide open calling out 'hino yojin' (beware of fires); unsigned. 33cm high

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A slender ovoid inlaid bronze vase

By probably Jomi Eisuke II, Meiji era, late 19th/early 20th century Decorated in flat silver and shakudo inlay with the full moon above a cedar grove, a large pine tree with its branches overhanging a lake in the foreground; signed in seal form on the base Jomi sei. 20.1cm high

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze vase in the form of a stylised rohdea

By Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986), Showa era, 20th century The patinated dark reddish-brown elongated quatre-section body with a wide flared rim, the rim applied with two pierced ornamental handles on opposite sides in the form of four semi-circles, signed on the base with two chiselled characters

Los #: 14*

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Two bronze okimono of bijin

Both by Wacho, Meiji era The first a musician dressed in kimono, geta and straw hat, standing and playing a shamisen, 34.5cm high; the second a young girl walking with her large straw hat over one arm, 34cm high, both signed to base. (2

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze vase depicting Shiba Onko

Meiji era The vase with drip-effect at shoulder and one side decorated with a kariko (Chinese boy) bursting from a large crack in a rush of water, Shiba Onko stands below with a rock, churning waves form an integral tripod stand, four-character mark to base. 24.8cm high

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Three cloisonné enamel vases

One by Ando, Taisho/Showa era All with white metal mouth and footrims: the first decorated with a peony flower in cloisonné on a ginbari ground in red and white enamels, Ando mark to base (bruise at shoulder), 24.2cm high; another in green enamel with a musen band of scrolling flowers, 24.5cm high

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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Two similar bronze groups

Both by Genruysai Seiya, Meiji Each okimono depicting a mother walking barefoot with a teapot in one hand and a baby on her back, each signed in rectangular reserve on base, and with wooden stand; in the first example the child reaches up to play with the mother's chignon as she restores her

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A small bronze incense burner with cover and two hinged boxes

Meiji era The incense burner cast as a shishi with detachable head with open mouth, 7.7cm high; together with boxes decorated with applied relief decoration of vases, birds and flowers. Largest 7.6cm wide. (4

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A shinto Bizen wakizashi blade

By Kiyomitsu, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century Of shinogi-zukuri form, with ko-gissaki, narrow suguba of nioi with slender nie, indistinct hada, the ubu nakago with kiri yasurime and two mekugi-ana, signed Kiyomitsu; in shirazaya. The blade: 53.6cm long

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A Bronze koro (incense burner) and cover in the form of a shishi

Meiji era, late 19th/early 20th century Naturalistically cast seated with one forepaw raised and its body twisted to the right, the other forepaw resting on a reticulated and tasselled brocade ball, playfully biting the silk cord, a section of the furry spirals carved in relief on its back removable

Los #: 21*

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze shishi

Meiji era The Buddhist guardian animal modelled crouched with head lowered ready to pounce, his ears back and curly tail raised high, traces of paint. 22.5cm high

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze lion on wood stand

By Genryusai Seiya, Meiji era Modelled standing in naturalistic pose with tail extended and head raised to roar, signed in rectangular reserve, 23.5cm long, and on wooden stand, 25.1cm long. (2

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze box and cover in the form of a turtle

By Tatsuo, Meiji or Taisho eras, early 20th century Naturalistically cast, crawling with its head emerging from its carapace and turned to the left, its carapace detachable and forming the cover; signed on the base with chiselled characters Tatsuo within a rectangular reserve. 2.6cm x 14.2cm. (2

Los #: 24*

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bronze koro and cover

Meiji era The detachable cover with kirin finial and heart-shaped pierced apertures, over a baluster body with twin ho-o bird and ring handles, relief decoration of chidori amidst fruiting and flowering branches, raised on four elephant-mask supports and integral circular base. 48.5cm high, and on

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A cloisonné enamel saucer dish

Meiji era The dish with foliate rim, decorated with a central roundel of ho-o bird within geometric arcaded borders in bright colours. 31cm diameter

Los #: 26*

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 350 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A bowl in silver and enamel on glass

Meiji era The thin glass interior liner (cracked) supports all round repoussé decoration representing a garden including wisteria, iris, chrysanthemum, and peony (breaks and losses, loose parts present), incised two-character signature and stamped '1000'. 12.5cm diameter

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A resist-patinated vase

20th century Of slender pear-shape with double bands below garlic-neck, covered with a splashed resist-patination in gold and copper tones, long inscription on base. 24.5cm high

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A ginbari cloisonné enamel vase

Meiji era Of slender baluster form, brightly enamelled with a pair of goldfish beneath blue, white and purple wisteria, all on a yellow-green ground over dimpled body; and another similar example with extensive damage. Each 24.5cm high. (2

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.03.2019

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A menpo (half mask)

Edo period, 19th century The ryubu-style mask in iron lacquered with sabinuri, the detachable nose with red lacquer upper lip and a hair moustache. The wide mouth with gilt metal teeth and the cheeks with odayori-no-kugi, a four lame yodarekake (throat guard) laced in dark blue kebiki odoshi. 21.5cm

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.03.2019