07 août 2019

A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3187. A rare Ming bamboo root carving of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price Realized HKD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The rounded figure of the immortal exquisitely carved seated with a voluminous robe covering his bent legs and entire body, falling in folds around him and extending outwards at the rear, his finely detailed bearded face emerging from beneath the folds in a contemplative expression with eyes... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

A large repoussé gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 84. A large repoussé gilt-bronze figure of Palden Lhamo, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 37.5cm., 14 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. © Sotheby's seated on a galloping donkey, the right hand holding a sceptre, wearing beaded jewels around the chest, the ferocious face with exaggerated features and pierced with a third eye between the eyebrows, the flaming hair surmounted by a five-skull crown, all supported on a base of turbulent waves surrounded by rocky mountains. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 389. A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.5cm., 6 ½ in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 23,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the hands folded in dhyanamudra supporting a ritual vase, dressed in a dhoti and draped over by a shawl, embellished with beaded jewels, the face with meditative expression, the hair piled up into a high chignon under an elaborate headdress. ... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2019

A pair of gilt-bronze Daoist Immortals, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 87. A pair of gilt-bronze Daoist Immortals, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 50.7cm., 20in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's each cast standing on a rectangular plinth, the hands held  in front of the chest holding a hu tablet, dressed in long robes ornately engraved with dragons and foliate bands, the bearded face with an austere expression, surmounted by a tall official cap, later wood stands. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Marici, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 151. A gilt-bronze figure of Marici, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.7cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. cast seated on a hog, the hands held to the chest in darmacakra, wearing a dhoti and a billowing celestial scarf, the neck embellished with beaded jewellery, surmounted by a five-leaf diadem, all supported on an oval base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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21 juillet 2019

A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 99. A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906); 20.1cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. each powerfully carved figure seated on its haunches with its muscular front paws firmly planted on the rectangular base, the head facing forward with mouth open in a roar showing the teeth and up-curled tongue, the ears flattened back above the long, curling mane, the smooth stone with a warm ivory patina.  ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2019

A large gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 390. A large gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 40cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 80,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure wearing a loosely fitting dhoti with an antelope skin and body jewellery and crown with inlaid turquoise and coral, seated in dhyanasana, the principal hands held together in anjalimudra, the secondary hands raised above the shoulders. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A  sandstone head, Northern Wei (386-534), possibly Yungang

Lot 14. A  sandstone head, Northern Wei (386-534), possibly Yungang. Height 9 3/4  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000  USD. © Sotheby's. the elongated face with calm expression and gentle smile above a dimpled chin, the narrow eyes set diagonally below the gracefully arched brows, the hair parted in the middle and pulled into a tall chignon and enhanced with black pigment, the granular stone of a buff color, mounted to a wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2019

Grande statue de dignitaire en bronze partiellement doré, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle

Lot 182. Grande statue de dignitaire en bronze partiellement doré, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle. Hauteur: 93,5 cm. (36 ¾ in.). Estimate: EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Il est représenté debout sur un haut socle rectangulaire. Ses mains dorées sont jointes devant sa poitrine tenant une tablette hu. Il est vêtu d'une longue robe officielle richement brodée et porte la coiffe caractéristique. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. A LARGE... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2019

Asian Art sale at Christie's Paris achieves €7.8 million

Lot 208. Rare statue de Guhyasadhana Lokeshvara en bronze doré, Chine, dynastie Ming, marque incisée à six caractères et époque Yongle (1403-1424). Hauteur totale : 10 cm. (4 in.). Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 80,000. Price realised EUR 910,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  PARIS.- The top lot of the sale was a gilt-bronze figure of Guhyasadhana Lokeshvara, coming from a Dutch collection, which sold for €910,000 against a presale estimate of €50,000-80,000 (lot 208).  Lot... [Lire la suite]
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