Superb works of art lead Christie’s New York Spring sale of Japanese and Korean art

NEW YORK, NY.- On March 21, Christie’s will offer 190 works in the spring sale of Japanese and Korean Art, including screens, ceramics, lacquers, bronzes and armors. Japanese highlights include a pair of six-panel screens from the Momoyama period and an incense burner dating to the Edo period. A 19th century eight-panel screen, porcelain jar, and porcelain water dropper from the Joseon period will lead the Korean lots. The sale is expected to realize in excess of $4.8 million. Highlighting the Japanese works of art are a pair of six-panel screens of Scenes in and around the capital (Rakuchu rakugai zu) (estimate: $700,000 – 900,000). Painted in the late 16th-early 17th century, during the Momoyama period, these panels depict a variety of daily occurrences in and around the capital city, including an archery contest on the verandah of the Sanjusangendo, a pilgrim entering the Great Buddha Hall, and an Okuni ka