10 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Nantimitolo, 17th century

Lot 108. A gilt-bronze figure of Nantimitolo, 17th century; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 14,275). Photo Bonhams. Seated in dhyanasana on the back of a benevolent dragon over a cloth detailed with lotus buds, the bearded figure wearing a voluminous robe detailed with scattered clouds open to reveal the bare chest, the face in meditative expression, the head partially bold flanked by flowing ribbons.  Provenance: a European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of a Daoist Immortal, 17th century

Lot 107. A gilt-bronze figure of a Daoist Immortal, 17th century; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,565). Photo Bonhams. Cast seated on a stepped throne holding a tablet in both hands in front of his chest, wearing a long flowing robe edged with a cloud scroll, his face with severe expression and a short beard, wearing a high cap of office.  Provenance: a European private collection. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015
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10 avril 2020

A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century

Lot 104. A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century; 30.4cm (12in) high. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,997). Photo Bonhams. Heavily cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a blossoming lotus pedestal, the Buddha with downcast eyes forming a benevolent face and pendulous ears beneath a prominent ushnisha, simply attired with a flowing robe bordered by floral hems loosely revealing the chest, the right hand casually rested on the lap with the other slightly raised in bhumisparsa... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Yuanshi Tianzun, Late Ming Dynasty, cyclically dated to Jimao year, AD 1579 or 1639

Lot 93. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Yuanshi Tianzun, Late Ming Dynasty, cyclically dated to Jimao year, corresponding to AD 1579 or 1639; The figure 49cm (19 1/4in) high . Estimate £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 35,000 (€ 39,970). Photo Bonhams. Heavily cast seated on a hardwood stand in the form of a horseshoe-back chair, the Daoist deity wearing long flowing robes tied with ribbons below the chest, his hands closely imitating a Buddhist mudra, the face in a meditative expression with... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 16th-17th century

Lot 90. A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 16th-17th century; 38cm (15in) high. Estimate £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 17,500 (€ 19,985). Photo Bonhams. The deity cast seated in dhyanasana, the hands folded in dhyana mudra, the face with a contemplative expression flanked by elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings and long knotted hair falling over the shoulders, wearing flowing robes, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara enclosing a seated... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A very rare brocade douniu dragon badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 4030. A very rare brocade douniu dragon badge, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14 1/4 x 15 in. (36.2 x 38.1 cm.) mounted. Estimate 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Finely worked with a couched gold-thread four-clawed dragon clutching precious jewels, its head framed by a pair of down curving horns before a striped full and flaming mane. The dragon flying in an orange sky filled with ruyi-shaped clouds is picked out in... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 4029. A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) square. Estimate 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for an imperial noble. The square badge is woven with gold thread on a midnight blue satin ground with a crouching muscular qilin, with dragon head, scaly body and hoofed legs. The beast partially resting on a rocky outcrop above rolling and cresting waves.... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

An exceptional Ming kesi imperial dragon roundel, buzi , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 4028. An exceptional Ming kesi imperial dragon roundel, buzi, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) diam. Estimate 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   The circular badge is finely woven to depict a front facing dragon, with its front legs raised and claws clutching a 'flaming pearl' centred between its horns, the hind legs each grasping trident mountains emerging from cresting waves. Each cloud,... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

Pair of attractive beryl, tourmaline and diamond ear clips, JAR

Lot 491. Pair of attractive beryl, tourmaline and diamond ear clips, JAR. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF. Lot sold 274,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Each of scroll motif, set with circular-cut green beryls, green tourmalines and diamonds, signed JAR, French assay and maker's marks.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11 nov. 2015
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10 avril 2020

Pair of attractive spinel and diamond earclips, JAR

Lot 442. Pair of attractive spinel and diamond earclips, JAR. Estimate 146,000 — 246,000 CHF. Lot sold 292,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Each set with an octagonal spinel, within a surround pavé-set with single- and brilliant-cut diamonds of brown tint and near colourless, signed JAR, French assay and maker's marks. Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 11 nov. 2015.
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