Japanese cloisonné uses an ancient enameling technique originating in the West during medieval times. Cloison, or segments, are closed within metal wires to contain fluid glass or enamel which create the design elements. At this time, cloisonné adorned small portions of jewelry and accessories.
In China, the art of cloisonné evolved as a significant art form with the Imperial palace workshop as the leading epicenter of high-quality cloisonné products, mainly produced to glorify temples and palaces.… Read More
We are honored to present “Hasui and His Contemporaries” at auction on November 22, 2014 in Boston. Dr. Irwin J. Pachter’s extraordinary collection features pre-earthquake and pre-war prints by renowned Japanese painter and printmaker Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Sadly, Dr. Pachter passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 89.
“Kawasi Hasui and His Contemporaries: The Shin Hanga (New Print) Movement in Landscape Art” was first exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art in 1986, and then traveled to the University of Michigan Museum of Art.… Read More