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Christie’s presents over 100 lots in its New York Fall sale of Japanese and Korean art

NEW YORK, N.Y.- On September 14, Christie’s will present the Fall Sale of Japanese and Korean Art, which offers over 250 exemplary works of Japanese and Korean art. With over 100 lots, the Japanese section of the sale will feature Inro from the Collection from the Estate Catherine H. Edson, paintings, lacquer wares, and furniture, while the Korean portion includes fine porcelains, as well as traditional and modern paintings by Korean masters. The sale is expected to realize in excess of $9 million. Leading the Japanese section of the sale is The Actor Otani Oniji III as Edobei in the Kabuki Play Koi nyobo somewake tazuna (The Beloved Wife’s Particolored Reins) by Toshusai Sharuku ($600,000-$800,000, illustrated on page 1). This impressive portrait, along with four other lots in the sale, is among the twenty-eight masterworks of the artist, distinguished by its psychological intensity. Extremely rare, this is the mo