29 mai 2019

A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 2708. A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,965,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in vajraparyankasana, his right hand holding up a sword, the khadja, behind his head, his left hand in the vitarka mudra, with a lotus stem supporting a book of the ‘Perfection of... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A rare and superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Panjarnata Mahakala, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2707. A rare and superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Panjarnata Mahakala, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,245,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The protector deity is standing with a fierce expression holding a kartri and kapala in each of his hands. His bearded face is cast with the bulging third eye, all his eyes painted with red and black pigments. His hair is pulled into a flaming... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A highly important and exceedingly rare huanghuali altar table, gongzhuo, Ming dynasty, second half of 15th century

  Lot 2703. A highly important and exceedingly rare huanghuali altar table, gongzhuo, Ming dynasty, second half of 15th century; 39 in. (99 cm.) overall high, 41 in. (115cm.) long, 27 in. (69.8cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 26,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The two-panel rectangular top is set in a mitred frame with 'water-stopping' moulding and 'ice-plate' edge. The long sides of the high waist are decorated with three inset panels with... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A highly important and monumental imperial gilt-lacquered wood figure of the Medicine Buddha, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2704. A highly important and monumental imperial gilt-lacquered wood figure of the Medicine Buddha, Qing dynasty, 18th century. The figure: 68 in. (172.7 cm.) high; gilt-lacquered wood pedestal: 27 in. (68.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000,000 - HKD 50,000,000. Price realised HKD 31,325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Buddha is shown seated in padmasana with his right hand extended in varadamudraand his left hand held above his lap, with palm... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th centu

Lot 2713. A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th century). Estimate HKD 40,000,000 - HKD 60,000,000. Price realised HKD 45,205,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Comprised of a standing figure of Guanyin, and a standing figure of Mahasthamaprapta, each regal bodhisattva is standing swayed gently to one side, with one hand raised and the other hand holding the end of the... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

Marble sculpture by Michelangelo to remain at The Met for another 10 years

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Cupid, ca. 1490. Marble. Overall (wt confirmed): H. 37 x W. 13 1/4 x D. 14 in., 177lb. (94 x 33.7 x 35.6cm, 80.2867kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (L.2009.40) NEW YORK, NY.- The Cultural services of the French Embassy and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the renewal of a loan agreement pertaining to one of the earliest known works by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) that is also his sole... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2019

A rare Imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A rare Imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 15.8cm (6 2/9in) diam. Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000. Sold for HK$ 813,125 (€ 92,569) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 With deep rounded sides gently rising from a slightly tapered foot to the rim, the exterior vividly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls in pursuit of the flaming pearl, the interior plain, the base with a six-character mark in standard script... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A very rare pair of Imperial carved three-colour lacquer vases, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 143. A very rare pair of Imperial carved three-colour lacquer vases, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Each 29cm (11 1/2in) high. Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000. Sold for HK$ 813,125 (€ 92,569) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of quatrefoil section, the lobed body rising from a splayed foot and surmounted by a long flaring neck, each lobe finely carved through the red and green layers against the yellow-ochre ground with a scene of immortals accompanied by young attendants carrying auspicious... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A pale green jade 'peach' ruyi-sceptre, 18th century

Lot 154. A pale green jade 'peach' ruyi-sceptre, 18th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) long. Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Sold for HK$ 1,250,625 (€ 142,376) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The sceptre with a ruyi-shaped head finely carved in low relief with a blossoming and fruiting branch of peach, bamboo leaves, and lingzhi in a basket above ruyi clouds, a bat flying over the top, the arched shaft further embellished with a brunch of peach over a bat the end, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2019

A rare very pale green jade double-carp vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing (1736-1820)

Lot 157. A rare very pale green jade double-carp vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing (1736-1820); 18cm (7in) high. Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000. Sold for HK$ 1,250,625 (€ 142,376) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Meticulously carved in the form of two 'fish dragons', or ao referring to one of the dragon's nine sons, emerging from rocks and tempestuous waves in an upright manner, their toothed mouths forming the mouths of the vase and conjoined by a flaming pearl, their ruyi-shaped large fins... [Lire la suite]