Japanese arts will be on the rise at Turner Auctions June 17

Japanese arts

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950), Japanese woodblock print, ‘Hodakayama.’ Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present fine Japanese prints and decorative arts on Sunday, June 17. Offering over 200 lots from several collections, the online sale features a wide selection of fine Japanese arts, including woodblock prints, watercolors and mezzotints from the 18th to 21st centuries; lacquer boxes; bronze Buddhas; scrolls; netsuke; cloisonné; Meiji bronzes; Satsuma; and Imari. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights of Japanese prints include works by Hiroshi Yoshida, Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Ota Masamitsu, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Kogyo, Bertha Lum, Charles William Bartlett, Elizabeth Keith and Paul Jacoulet. Modern mezzotints are from Yozo Hamaguchi and Katsunori Hamanishi.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals will begin its live online auction on Sunday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

 The following are some highlights of the upcoming sale:

– Lot 34: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950). Japanese woodblock print. Title: Hodakayama (above). Pencil signed. Date: c. 1926. Artwork: 9¾ x 14¾ inches. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

– Lot 161: A Japanese Meiji large gold lacquer box (below). Height: 9 inches. Width: 21¾ inches. Depth: 12½ inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

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Meiji large gold lacquer box. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 17: Charles William Bartlett (1860-1940). Japanese woodblock print. Negishi 1916. Artwork: 14 x 9 in. Estimate: $600-$800.

– Lot 190: Early 20th-century Japanese Satsuma. Height: 7½ in. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Early 20th-century Japanese Satsuma. Height: 7½ in. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 38: Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995). Japanese woodblock print. Title: Nude. Date: 1950s. Artwork: 14¾ x 9¾ in. Estimate: $700-$900.

– Lot 7: Joichi Hoshi (1911-1979). Japanese woodblock print. Title: Treetop (red). 1973. Size: 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. Estimate: $500-$700.

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Joichi Hoshi (1911-1979). Japanese woodblock print. ‘Treetop (red).’ Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 181: Bronze Buddha. Height: 6 in. Width: 4 in. Estimate: $500-$700.

– Lot 159: A Japanese six-panel screen. 19th century. Approximately 67 x 150 in. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000.

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Nineteenth-century Japanese screen. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 20: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960). Japanese woodblock print. Title: Hokkan-zan. Artwork: 15½ x 11¾ in. Estimate: $400-$700.

– Lot 140: Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000). Title: Bottle with Lemon and Quarter Lemon, mezzotint, 1983. Ed. 142. Size: 24 5/8 x 18¾ in. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

– Lot 2: Ota Masamitsu (1892-1975). Japanese woodblock print. Signed Masamitsu. Gendai Butai Geika. Leading Figures on the Stage in the Showa Era. Publisher: Miyake Koshodo, date 1955. Height: 16¾ in. Width: 10¾ in. Estimate: $300-$500.

For more information about the auction, contact: Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at sturner@turnerauctionsonline.com or 415-964-5250.