Crafted Landscapes: The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanese Lacquer and Asian Works of Art

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King Street, St. James's 8
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Großbritannien und Nordirland
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Datum der Auktion: 01.10.2020

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A CARVED STANDING WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)

The carved wood figure modeled as Amitabha Buddha standing in samabhanga, the face with a serene expression and incised downcast eyes, the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left held in dhyanamudra, the hair arranged in small, snail-shaped spiral curls (rahotsu) rising into the ushnisha

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)

The carved wood figure modelled as Amitabha Buddha seated in vajrasana, the face with a meditative expression, pierced elongated earlobes, eyes inlaid in crystal, both hands in dhyanamudra, the hair arranged in small, snail-shaped spiral curls (rahotsu) rising into the ushnisha, wearing an open

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 14.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A BLACK LACQUER CABINET WITH POETIC INSCRIPTIONS

Decorated in Rimpa style in gold takamaki-e and inlays of mother-of-pearl and lead against a black lacquer ground, each side inlaid with calligraphic poetry inscriptions relating to Mount Fuji, the hinged door with a lock and key opening to reveal three drawers with dragonflies in flight, the inside

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Both finely decorated in gold, silver and green hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, gold and silver kirikane, and sparse mura-nashiji against a roiro ground with kimpun, depicting a landscape of blossoming cherry trees and pine beside a shore edged with rocks, irises and threeleaf arrowheads

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A FINE MINIATURE LACQUER CABINET (KODANSU) WITH SCENES OF NIKKO

Decorated in gold, silver, black and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi sumi-e, kirikane, kimpun, gimpun, and uchikomi against a gold ground, depicting various views of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, including the Yomei-mon Gate, Mihashi Bridge and a five-storey pagoda, the hinged door opening to

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A FINE TWO-TIERED SOMADA INCENSE BOX (KOGO)

Intricately decorated with inlays of cut shell and gold and silver foils, with the hermit Lin Pu and a crane beside a blossoming plum tree, the sides with finely inlaid geometric patterns, the interiors with dense nashiji, silver rims, fundame inner rims 6.2 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm. (21⁄2 x 21⁄2 x 17⁄8 in

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in the style of Hon'ami Koetsu in gold hiramaki-e, inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a rich nashiji ground, depicting a young stag amidst autumnal foliage, the interior of the cover similarly decorated with a doe bending forwards, the interior of the base also with foliage, and

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO)

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, tsukegaki, kirikane, keuchi, hirame, uchikomi, and kimpun against a gold ground, with a mountainous landscape with blossoming cherry trees, a cascading waterfall flowing into a river with pine and a willow to the bank overhanging, a thatched roof

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.400 $ - 1.600 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A RIMPA STYLE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in the style of Ogata Korin in gold hiramaki-e and inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a matt fundame ground with hirame, with branches of a gnarled plum tree, the interior with a profusion of stylised bell flowers, bush clover and pampas grass in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A TWO-TIERED SOMADA WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

The polished black lacquer ground decorated in gold and silver togidashi, cut pieces of shell and gold foil with a peacock and peahen beside blossoming cherry trees, rockwork and young bamboo, the sides with sprays of cherry blossom, the interior of the upper tier with tomoe-mon against a black

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in gold, silver, red and black hiramaki-e, togidashi, hirame, kirikane, keuchi, and kimpun against a roiro ground with a waterfall cascading through rocks, a cherry blossom tree overhanging, the inside of the cover with a bridge over a river shrouded in mist and wind-scattered maple

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SMALL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e and sumi-e togidashi against a matt silver lacquer ground, with a moonlit scene of a Torii gate amongst pine trees and mist, the interior with a lantern in gold takamaki-e and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, nashiji interiors, fundame rims, fitted inner

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A FINE LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) WITH A PHEASANT ON ROCKS

Decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, kimpun, with inlays of solid gold and silver against a black ground with hirame, with a pheasant perched on a gnarled pine tree, the inside of the cover with a farming village set amongst hills beside a waterfall cascading through

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO) WITH SCATTERED CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Of octagonal form, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and hirame on a gold ground, with scattered cherry blossom sprays, petals, and ferns, the fitted tray to the interior similarly decorated, gilt-copper fittings in the form of a cherry blossom, black lacquer interiors with hirame, lead rims

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SMALL LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH AN OPEN FAN

Decorated in Rimpa style with gold hiramaki-e, keuchi, and inlays of lead and mother-of-pearl against a black lacquer ground with nashiji, with an open fan (ogi) with floral sprays, autumnal windswept grasses, sparse nashiji to the inside cover, brocade lining within the base, lead rims 9.3 x 7.5 x

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH MAPLE LEAVES

Decorated in gold hiramaki-e, togidashi, kirikane, sparse mura-nashiji on a black ground with kimpun, with maple leaves drifting along the Tatsuta River, the inside of the cover and box with stylised pines along the shoreline on a dense nashiji ground, lead rims 6.9 x 6.9 x 3.2 cm. (23⁄4 x 23⁄4 x

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH PINES ON A SHORELINE

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashi and inlays of mother-of-pearl against a black lacquer ground with a stylised depiction of pine trees on a shoreline, the interior with plovers (chidori) in flight against a nashiji ground, lead rims, the base sparse nashiji 7.6 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm. (3 x

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SQUARE LACQUER INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS

Decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against a black lacquer ground with a profusion of chrysanthemum flowers, the black lacquer interiors with a blossoming mandarin branch (tachibana) to the inside cover, the base black lacquer, lead rims 7.7 x 7.7 x 3 cm. (31⁄8 x 31⁄8 x 11⁄4 in.) Please

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 2.200 $ - 2.800 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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AN UNUSUAL WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) IN THE FORM OF A WAR FAN (GUNBAI)

Decorated in Ritsuo style with inlays of crackled-cream glazed ceramic and silvered-copper on paulownia wood, with two red-capped cranes, the interior of the cover in black and red lacquer, fitted with a slate inkstone chased and engraved with a stag beside a stylised tree, gilt-copper water dropper

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUERED PAULOWNIA WOOD WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, kimpun, gimpun and uchikomi with a portable chest (oi) beside a maple tree, the edges of the box in black lacquer with stylised chrysanthemums amidst karakusa scrolls in gold hiramaki-e, the interior finely decorated against a rich

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, keuchi, tsukegaki, and gold and silver foils against a black lacquer ground with floral roundels againast a separated hanabishi-shippo pattern, the interior of the lid with two playing karashishi, inlaid eyes, black lacquer interiors with sparse

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.400 $ - 1.600 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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AN UNUSUAL LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

In the form of a kettle, decorated in silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on a red lacquer ground with two herons in flight, eyes inlaid in gilt copper, the interior of the cover with mura-nashiji and gold and silver kirikane, black lacquer interiors, fundame rims, the interior with fitted circular

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.400 $ - 1.600 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX (KOGO) WITH A PRAYING MANTIS

Decorated in gold togidashi, kimpun and sparse mura-nashiji on a polished black lacquer ground with a praying mantis, the interior polished black lacquer 7.2 cm. (27⁄8 in.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO) WITH VIEWS OF MATSUSHIMA BAY

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane against a gold ground with a view of scenic spots around Matsushima Bay, inlaid with small gold placques engraved with the names of specific temples and islands around the bay, nashiji interiors, silver rims 10.7 x 13.9 x 5

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A LACQUER CHEST (KARABITSU)

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, keuchi, sabiage, hirame and kimpun against a dense nashiji ground with pine, plum and bamboo forming the Three Friends of Winter (shochikubai), large aoi mon to top, front and reverse, black lacquer interiors with sparse nashiji, fundame rims

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SMALL RITSUO-STYLE LACQUER BOX (KOBAKO), A RED LACQUER BOWL WITH COVER...

The paulownia wood box decorated in gold, silver, black and red lacquer with inlays of mother-of-pearl, with a bell, flywhisk and reishi sceptre among falling petals, black lacquer interiors with oki hirame The covered bowl decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a red lacquer ground with a small bird

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A SMALL LACQUER BOX CONTAINING THREE DRAWERS

Decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e over a sparse nashiji ground, with scattered cherry blossoms floating along a stream, the corners bordered by simulated metal hinges in lacquer with karakusa scrolls, a silver-hinged door with a small engraved silver lock opening to reveal three small drawers

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A CARVED RED LACQUER (TSUISHU) AND METALWORK KAGAMIBUTA NETSUKE

Carved red lacquer with Hanshan (Kanzan) reading a scroll and Shide (Jittoku) holding a pail among pine trees surrounded by rockwork and clouds, the reverse in reticulated soft metals, chased and engraved with a hawk and a butterfly before windswept foliage, bordered with a key-fret (rinzu) pattern

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 900 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO TIGERS

The two tigers on rocks, one snarling with fangs visible, the stripes and detail finely incised and stained, inlaid eyes 4.5 cm. (13⁄4 in.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 01.10.2020

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A WOOD NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA

Of Ashinaga carrying a drum which Tenaga beats with a pair of drumsticks 3.5 cm. (11⁄2 in.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 01.10.2020