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Japanese Art and its Influence at the European Court, including the Brooksbank Collection of Meissen Kakiemon

Written by Aksel Ritenis

 

Japanese Art and its Influence at the European Court, including the Brooksbank Collection of Meissen Kakiemon

Online Sale, 23 June – 7 July 2016

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From 23 June to 7 July Christie’s will host Japanese Art and its Influence at the European Court Including the Brooksbank Collection of Meissen Kakiemon, an online auction dedicated to Japanese Art commissioned for Europe and the influence this had on porcelain manufacture in Europe. This sale explores the trading relationship between Japan and Europe, as exemplified in particular by the ceramics and lacquer, presenting collectors with an opportunity to purchase in this fascinating period and with estimates ranging from £500 to £80,000.

 

In the latter part of the 17th century Japanese ceramics arrived in Europe through the Dutch East India Company, and many grand palaces and houses amassed great collections of Kakiemon, Imari and Arita porcelain which were richly displayed in magnificently designed schemes, such as those by Daniel Marot for the court of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace in London. This year, which is 400 years after the beginning of Japanese Porcelain in the province of Kyushu, looks at the influence of Kakiemon designs on the Meissen factory, near Dresden, which was under the patronage of the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Augustus ‘The Strong’.

Lot 92

Lot 92

Two Rare Kakiemon Models of Hotei

Edo period (late 17th century)

25cm. and 24cm. high

Estimate: £80,000-120,000

Lot 79

Lot 79

A Kakiemon Dish

Edo period (mid-late 17th century)

The dish with foliate rim, moulded and decorated in iron-red, blue, green and black enamels and gilt with a stylised flowerhead surrounded by three sprays of plum, cherry and pomegranate

11.1cm. diam.

Estimate: £1,200 – 1,500

Lot 87

Lot 87

A Kakiemon Dish depicting Ho-o Birds

Edo period (late 17th century)

Of decagonal form, decorated in iron-red, green, blue, yellow and black enamels and gilt with a ho-o bird in flight and looking towards another perched on a blossoming plum tree beside bamboo, the everted rim with a continuous band of stylised wisteria, peonies and scrolling foliage, chocolate rim

19.5cm. wide

Estimate: £7,000 – 9,000

Lot 97

Lot 97

PROPERTY FROM THE BROOKSBANK COLLECTION

A MEISSEN KAKIEMON LARGE CHOCOLATE-BEAKER

CIRCA 1728, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED DREHER’S / MARK TO FOOTRIM

Painted with grasses and chrysanthemums issuing from a banded hedge above a triple red-line border

4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) high; 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter

Estimate: £7,000 – 10,000

Lot 118

Lot 118

PROPERTY FROM THE BROOKSBANK COLLECTION

A MEISSEN KAKIEMON POT-POURRI VASE

CIRCA 1740, TRACES OF BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PRESSNUMMER 46

The gadroon-moulded body pierced around the shoulder with eight circular apertures and moulded with eight circles at the base, painted with bundles of brushwood and scattered flowers, gilt-edged rims (lacking cover)

4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) high

Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

 

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