24 février 2019

A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 259. A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty. Height 17 1/2  in., 44.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. portrayed seated in dhyanasana with hands in dharmachakramudra, dressed in shawl, scarves and a dhoti, an elaborate jeweled necklace adorning the chest, the face with serene expression, and the hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the five-tier crown and falling in curled... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

A huanghuali high-waist stand, 17th century

Lot 408. A huanghuali high-waist stand, 17th century. Height  27 in, 68.6 cm; Width 18 1/4  in., 46.2 cm; Depth 13. 7/8  in., 35.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 257,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the floating panel top of standard miter, mortise and tenon construction with a flush tongue and groove floating panel above a recessed waist and apron, tenoned and half-lapped to the square section legs extending down and terminating in well-defined hoof feet.  ... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

A large pair of bronze dvarapala gate guardians, Ming dynasty

Lot 264. A large pair of  bronze dvarapala gate guardians, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 34 in., 86.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 617,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. crisply cast and powerfully sculpted, each figure bearing a fierce expression, arms raised with hands gripped, impressively clad in interlocked armor trailing flowing sashes, standing firmly with legs slightly apart, the feet cast with pegs for insertion, with wood stands... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 392. A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized: USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely cast and shown seated in dhyanasana atop a lotus raised on a waisted circular pedestal, with right hand raised in vitarka mudra and a scroll held in the left hand, wearing robes loosely draped around the naked torso, the face cast with delicate features and with an urna below... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 463. A large Ming-style blue and white moonflask, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price Realized: USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The slightly domed sides well painted with eight petal-shaped panels containing thebajixiang within a key-fret border, encircling a domed circular center with central stylized floral medallion within similar key-fret border, the narrow sides painted with a... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A rare Ge-type ovoid vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 479. A rare Ge-type ovoid vase, Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The ovoid body raised on a spreading foot and molded with three pairs of double bow-string bands, the two upper pairs interrupted by a pair of molded dragon mask and ring handles on either side, covered overall and on the base with a greenish-grey crackled glaze, the foot rim... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2019

An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 365. An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized: USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Of flask form, the rounded faceted body raised on a shallow pedestal foot and decorated on the sides with two registers of recessed panels cast in low relief with interlaced scrolls surrounded by a plain silver ground within 'cord' borders, the shoulder with a pair of mask... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 364. A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Raised on four flat legs ending in claws, the forelegs cast at the top with dragon masks while the back forelegs are cast at the top as haunches, as if the four legs together represent a complete animal, the side horizontally ribbed below a band of scales flat-cast below the rim, with a loop handle formed by... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century

Lot 159. A huanghuali round-corner tapered kang cabinet, yuanjiao kanggui, 17th-18th century;32 in. (81.3 cm.) high, 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. The protruding round-corner top supported on slightly splayed corner posts of round section, enclosing the rectangular single-panel doors opening from the removable center stile to reveal the shelved interior, all above plain narrow aprons and apron-head... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the perio

Lot 259. A famille rose-decorated lime-green graviata-ground rectangular box and cover, Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red in a line and of the period (1736-1795);5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 278,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. With indented corners, the slightly domed cover decorated in the center with a panel enclosing two female immortals and a deer standing in a landscape surrounded by a narrow raised border and an outer field of... [Lire la suite]