Asian Arts – Discover a Selection of Works on Sale on 28 September



Asian Art Auction


28 September 2023 at Tajan
10am: Arts of Japan and Korea
2pm: Arts of China and South-East Asia



PARIS – Our first Asian art sale of the semester will take place on September 28 at Tajan. The sale will be divided into two main sections: the first, at 10am, will be devoted to Japanese and Korean art, with an impressive series of netsuke in ivory, marine ivory and wood, delicate lacquer and bronze objects, paintings and engravings, screens and furniture. The second part of the sale opens at 2pm and will be devoted to Chinese, Himalayan and South-East Asian pieces. Buyers will find monochrome blue-white, pink and green porcelains, wooden furniture and objects, bronzes, cloisonné enamels, jades and corals, paintings, embroideries and tapestries, thangka and an interesting series of Tibetan gilt bronze sculptures.


Discover an exclusive selection below. Among the lots on offer are this netsuke in the form of a reclining buffalo and a superb Edo period inrô from the famous Cartier-Bresson collection, as well as an 18th-century Tibetan sculpture in gilded bronze depicting Akshobya, one of the five jina. Visitors will also be able to admire a fragment of a Chinese silk painting from the Qing dynasty (1664-1912) depicting a scene of judgment from the underworld, as well as a large cloisonné enamel gu vase dating from the Ming dynasty (1368-1664).


Do not hesitate to come and visit our 510 items that will make up this sale. Some of the objects are precious, unusual or simply decorative and are sure to catch your eye….



in ivory representing a buffalo lying down, head erect. Unsigned.
Japan, Edo period, late 18th-early 19th century.
400 / 600€



in gold and polychrome lacquer and inlaid with green and violet tinted aogai, with a body decorated with diamond motifs enlivened by stylised four-part flowers. The interior is nashi-ji lacquered. Signed ‘Koma Koryu’.
With lacquered manju and ojime decorated with plants at the edge of a stream and flowers.
(Old label stuck on the lid).
Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
1200 / 1800€



representing one of the five Jina, Akshobya, seated in meditation on a double lotus, his right hand holding the earth in witness (bhumisparsamudra), the diadem surmounted by a lion’s head.
Tibet, 18th century.
2000 / 4000€



ink and colours on silk illustrating a scene of judgment of the underworld featuring “Yanluo Wang”, surrounded by his disciples and to his left the judge of hell “Panguan” writing. At bottom left, in black and white, the “Heibai Wuchang”, two divinities of popular Chinese religion responsible for escorting the spirits of the dead to the world of darkness. Beside them is “Zhongkui”, in blue, the protective god of the underworld.
China, Qing dynasty, 18th century.
600 / 800€



in copper and polychrome cloisonné enamels on a blue ground, decorated with lotus flowers in foliage scrolls, taotie masks and archaic motifs. The decoration is punctuated by four vertical projecting bands.
(Some deformations, a few gaps in the enamel at the junction, background added).
China, Ming dynasty, 17th century.
3000 / 5000€






Asian Arts
Thursday 28 September 2023
10am: Arts of Japan and Korea
2pm: Arts of China and South-East Asia
Espace Tajan – 37 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris



Déborah Teboul
Director of the Asian Art Department
+33 1 53 30 30 57 – [email protected]


Eléonore Nancy
Sales Administrator
+33 1 53 30 30 65 – [email protected]