31 juillet 2018

A ‘Ding’ persimmon-glazed lobed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 105. A ‘Ding’ persimmon-glazed lobed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 17 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted of wide conical form, the gently rounded sides flaring up from the short, slightly splayed footrim to the elegant hexalobed rim, evenly covered with a lustrous russet-brown glaze, the glazed on the interior transforming to a darker brown in a narrow section below the drained rim, repeated on the... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 128. A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The central knob within a square border of eight small nipples, the outer field with ‘TLV’ pattern, eight nipples and various celestial animals including the turtle intertwined with a snake, a dragon, a tiger, a phoenix, all within narrow bands and hatched lines, and below a dogtooth band and a band of... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Auspicious animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 132. A bronze 'Auspicious animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob cast as a turtle, surrounded by auspicious animals including two deer, a tiger and a rabbit between mountains rising from the sea, below further flower sprigs, the patina of silvery-gray color with areas of malachite encrustation. Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute.  ... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Sea Beasts ans Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 133. A bronze 'Sea Beasts ans Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob cast as a crouching beast, surrounded by six beasts amidst scrolling grapevines, the outer field with further beasts and birds in flight with further vine scrolls, all below a floral scroll border, the bright silver patina with green encrustation. Provenance: Collection of James Marshall Plumer... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A rare bronze 'Holy mountains and spiritual animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 130. A rare bronze 'Holy mountains and spiritual animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob set in the center of the diagram of four holy mountains and cast as the fifth mountain, surrounded by two 'animals of the four directions', the dragon and turtle, further surrounded by auspicious animals and plants, with the outer register representing the... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Figural' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Lot 129. A bronze 'Figural' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the large knob surrounded by a field of seated figures flanked by other creatures all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Old Japanese collection.  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]

31 juillet 2018

MFA Boston receives gift of monumental Chinese scroll from Wan-go H.C. Weng

Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632–1717), Ten Thousand Li up the Yangtze River (detail), 1699. Ink and color on paper. Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has received a significant gift of a 17th-century Chinese masterpiece, 10,000 Miles along the Yangzi River ( Wanli Changjiang Tu) (1699), from Wan-go H.C. Weng. The prominent collector, whose family has owned the 53-foot-long scroll since 1875, has donated the work to the Museum on the occasion of his 100th... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd Century

Lot 30. A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd Century; 34 ½ in. (87.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved standing on a rectangular base centered with devotees in adoration flanking an altar, wearing long flowing robes, his left hand lowered, his face in a benign expression with elongated eyes, and arched brows, his hair arranged in undulating curls rising over the ushnisha, his face backed by a smooth... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [Lire la suite]