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The Art of Japanese Cloisonné

Japanese cloisonné uses an ancient enameling technique originating in the West during the Middle Ages. The term cloisonné comes from the French cloison, meaning partition or segments, and refers to a form of decoration in which metal strips or wires are applied to a surface in closed shapes. Glass or enamel are melted into each partitioned area to create an elegant, jewel-like decoration. Initially, cloisonné adorned small portions of jewelry and metal accessories.… Read More

Hasui and His Contemporaries: An Extraordinary Collection

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