Established in Geneva since 1983, GALERIE DUTTA is specialised in oriental antiques related to the art of the samurai.
The gallery, headed by the specialist Sidharta Dutta, is particularly specialised in swords of Japan, in pottery and terra cotta from Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam over a period of 5000 years.
The experts from GALERIE DUTTA are available anytime to estimate your Asian artworks.
Objects "Galerie Dutta"
A fine Nepalese bronze figure of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Period: 19th century Height: 56cm This form was assumed when Shiva was adopted into the Buddhist pantheon, being found both as an attendant deity and in his own shrine. He is richly ornamented and wears a sacred thread of jewels and earrings. Price on applicationRead more
SHINSAKUTO DAISHO OF KIYOTSUGU KATANA Mei: Minamoto Rokuro KIYOTSUGU saku. Dated: Heisei Ku Haru (Heisei 9th year, spring 1997) Size: Ha-watari - 70.30cm. Sori – 2.14cm. Motohaba - 3.27cm. Motokasane - 0.69cm. Sakihaba - 2.27cm. Sakikasane - 0.51cm. Nakago nagasa - 23.20cm. Nakago sori - faible. Kissaki nagasa - 4.35cm WAKIZASHI Mei: Minamoto KIYOTSUGU Saku, Dated: Heisei Hinoto – Ushi Haru (Heisei, Year of the Ox, spring 1997) Size: Ha-watari – 45.50cm. Sori – 0.75cm. Motohaba – 3.38cm. Motokasane – 0.72cm. Sakihaba – 2.63cm. Sakikasane – 0.61cm. Nakago nagasa – 16.50cm. Nakago sori – faible. Kissaki nagasa – 4.10cm. Maker: KIYOTSUGU Period: Heisei 1997 Nakago: Ubu Daisho mounting en suite. Kiyotsugu is his professional name, his real name being Matsunaga Genrokuro; he is from Kumamoto prefecture. Kumamoto ken is in the south-west part of Kyushu island and in ancient times it was the capital of the Hosokawa Clan. Kiyotsugu is a skilled Shinsakuto swordsmith, a member of the “All Japanese Swordsmiths’ Society.” He is famous for his well-made blades. In November 2007 he received the Kumamoto Kenmin Bunka Sho, the first prize in Kumamoto prefecture for swordsmith art. These Daisho are works of art and constitute a good example of the ability of contemporary swordsmiths. Price on applicationRead more
Kobayashi Kiyochika 1847-1915. Title : The compassionate hero Captain Higuchi. Series : Mirror of army and navy heroes, feb.1895 Date : 1895. Size : 14" x 9 1/4" Signature : KIYOCHIKA. Condition : Excellent colour, impression, left margin very slightly trimmed. Captain Higuchi is one of the most celebrated Japanese heroes of the Sino-Japanese war who reportedly rescued a Chinese infant in a crucial battle near Weihaiwei. As the story was told. Captain Higuchi heard the abandoned child crying on the battlefield scooped him up in his left arm and led his forces to victory flourishing his sword with his right arm. After the battle, Higuchi returned the child to his parents. Captain Higuchi became a symbol of the bravery and benevolence of the Japanese forces and as seen here was celebrated in a number of woodblock prints (often with enemy bullets streaking around him). At a deeper symbolic level, he exemplified the whole notion of a righteous war again China; the child had been left in peril by its own irresponsible parents and caretakers. Thus even as they chastised the Chinese the strong resolute, merciful Japanese were protecting and preserving China's future. price Chf 1'300.-Read more
Kobayashi Kiyochika 1847-1915. Title : Captain Higuchi. Series : Mirror of army and navy heroes, fev.1895. Date : 1895. Size : 14" x 9 1/2" Signature : KIYOCHIKA Condition : Excellent colour, impression, left margin very slightly trimmed. price Chf 1'300.-Read more