15 avril 2019

A wucai 'Five Dragons' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 213. A wucai 'Five Dragons' dish, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is decorated to the centre with a pair of dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst cloud scrolls. The exterior is decorated with three further striding dragons amongst cloud scrolls. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2019

A very rare inlaid lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, by Lu Kuisheng, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing – Daoguang period (1796-1850)

Lot 3508. A very rare inlaid lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, by Lu Kuisheng, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing – Daoguang period (1796-1850); 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD (152,962 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity depicted seated in the regal posture of rajalilasana, with the extended right arm supported on the raised knee, cloaked in long robes opening at the bare chest to reveal an inlaid beaded necklace above a... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3034. A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century: H 39cm. Estimate HKD 900,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 114,633 - 152,844). Lot sold HKD 1,062,000 (USD 135,267). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: 1. Yamanaka & Co., Tokyo, 19322. A Private Japanese Collection, and thence by descent3. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 April 2015, lot.2930. Exhibited: Sekai Kobijutsu Dai Tenrankai [Expo of World antiques], Yamanaka & Co. and Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Nihon Bijutsu... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2019

A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3440. A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. H 180.5cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,841 - 573,224). Lot sold HKD 4,130,000 (USD 526,038). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Purchased in Los Angeles in 1990S2. Christie's Los Angeles, 4 December 1998, lot.47  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM
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29 mars 2019

An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3508. An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 187cm W 124cm L 95.3 cm. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 (USD 1,910,850 - 3,184,750). Lot sold HKD 55,460,000 (USD 7,063,940). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Yamanaka, Purchased on 19022. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston3. Christie's New York, 2 December 1993, lot.1204. The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. FR424. Poly Auction Hong Kong.... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

Maitreya, Chine, ca 18° siècle

Lot 23. Maitreya, Chine, ca 18° siècle. Cuivre repoussé doré. H. 51,5 cm. Estimation 8 000 € / 15 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Le « Buddha à venir » est ici figuré suivant son iconographie classique, assis « à l’occidentale » sur un trône, les mains en dharmachakra mudra tenant les tiges de lotus s’épanouissant au-dessus de ses épaules. Un stupa est fixé à la base de son chignon. Les parures sont encore partiellement incrustées de turquoises et corail. La base a été ouverte et l’objet désacralisé,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2019

Chijing Guanyin, Chine, Dynastie Qing, ca 18° siècle

Lot 42. Chijing Guanyin, Chine, Dynastie Qing, ca 18° siècle. Bois. H. 108 cm. Estimation 28 000 € / 35 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Le bodhisattva de la compassion est ici représenté en attitude de délassement sur un double socle lotiforme, le coude gauche reposant sur petit élément mobilier. La main droite repose sur son genou relevé, alors que la gauche maintient un rouleau d’écritures sacrées permettant son identification en tant que « Guanyin aux écritures ». Le visage arbore une... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60)

Lot 553. A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60). Height 6 1/4  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 2,060,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. regally seated in rajalilasana, the head gracefully inclined, bearing a scrolled diadem centered by Amitabha with long ribbons trailing and enclosing a tall coiffure, the serene, rounded face with sweeping, arced brows meeting an aquiline... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

An very rare gilt and enameled porcelain figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 528. An very rare gilt and enameled porcelain figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period (1736-1795);4 5/8in (11.8cm) high. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Sold for US$ 50,075 (€ 44,122) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Portrayed seated in dhyanasana, the hands held in dhyanamudra and supporting a amrita kalasha adorned with jewels picked out in iron-red enamel, wearing sanghati with borders of undulating lines between raised pearls, the serene expression with downcast eyes,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644)

Lot 511. A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644); 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Sold for US$ 52,575 (€ 46,325) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Heavily cast in great detail, portrayed seated in dhyanasana, the left hand in vitakamudra and the right in dhyanamudra, the palms of both hands and the soles of the feet incised with the 'wheel of the Buddhist law', dressed in loose robes with elaborate lotus scroll... [Lire la suite]
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