26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 233. A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 5625.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior of the vase is decorated in bright enamels with a large butterfly amongst flowers and rocks.  Provenance: English Collection, predominantly assembled in the 1980s and 1990s. Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018

14 juin 2018

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 204. A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur totale: 146 cm. (57 ½ in.). Hauteur de la statue: 140 cm. (55 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Elle est représentée assise sur un fauteuil. Elle est vêtue d'une robe faite en partie de feuilles, ses épaules sont recouvertes par une capeline. Sa main gauche repose sur sa cuisse, sa main droite est légèrement... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2018

A rare and impressive painted wood figure of a mythical lion, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 158. A rare and impressive painted wood figure of a mythical lion, Song dynasty (960-1279). Longueur: 67 cm. (26 3/8 in.). Largeur: 66 cm. (26 in.), socle. Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 234,706 - USD 352,060). Price realised EUR 271,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. L'animal mythique est représenté dans une posture dynamique à l'affût sur ses quatre pattes prêt à bondir sur son adversaire. Ses narines grandes ouvertes et sa gueule sculptées avec force dégagent une... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

An iron figure of a standing female attendant, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 178. An iron figure of a standing female attendant, possibly Longnü, the girl at the side of Bodhisattva Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty, hight 70 cm. Estimate CHF 7 000 / 9 000 (€ 5 830 / 7 500). Sold for CHF 14 900. Courtesy Koller.  Provenance: Old private collection from the french part of Switzerland. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM 
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29 mai 2018

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajravetali, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 13. A fine gilt-bronze figure of Vajrabhairava and Vajravetali, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 23cm (9in) high. Estimate 1,000,000-1,500,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 1,250,000 (€ 136,830) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The yidam and consort striding in alidhasana trampling a menagerie of animals including geese and bulls raised on prone figures of deities on a separate beaded lotus throne, the central ferocious buffalo face surrounded by six human faces and two above, the primary hands wrapped... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 985. A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on his feet tucked below his body, his hands clasped before his chest in adoration, dressed in a smock tied at the small of the back and adorned with bracelets and armlets, the jovial expression of the face surmounted by a small forelock of hair. Provenance: Lucy Truman Aldrich,... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2018

A carved stone 'Luohan and attendant' group, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3082. A carved stone 'Luohan and attendant' group, Song dynasty (960-1279); 65 cm, 25 1/2  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (63,069 - 84,091 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018. depicting a luohan seated on a splayed rectangular plinth with the head lifted and turned gently to the right below jagged rockwork, the plinth rendered covered with layers of cloth falling neatly over the edges, the tonsured figure portrayed with a serene expression and clad in... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty

Lot 449. Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty. Heights 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 each depicted in a fluid aerial position with their extended limbs trailing the flowing garments, with carefully coiffed and secured hair, painted in polychrome pigments, modern stands (4).  From the Gerson and Judith Leiber Collection.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Mrs. Anna Isley Kneeland... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

Amitayus, Chine, Période Qianlong , 1770

Lot 65. Amitayus, Chine, Période Qianlong , 1770. Estimation 1 800 € / 2 500 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris Alliage cuivreux doré. H. 18,5 cm Amitayus est assis en padmasana sur un trône architecturé, les mains en dhyanamudra. Un halo était initialement fixé à l’arrière. Une inscription sur la base du socle indique la date dans l’ère Qianlong correspondant à 1770. Provenance : - Collection d’un amateur Belge Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal - Documentation chez Cornette de Saint Cyr... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2018

An exceptional gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Lot 107. An exceptional gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly cast in rounded fleshly volume, the bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, the arms raised in dharmachakra mudra to the chest, holding two stalks of uptala lotuses rising up the shoulders and supporting a khadga and pustaka, the gracefully... [Lire la suite]
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