08 décembre 2018

A carved wood figure of a seated Luohan, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 67. A carved wood figure of a seated Luohan, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 100 cm (39 1/2 in.). Estimate: €10,000 - €15,000 (US$11,299 - US$16,949). Vendu 15 600 €.  © Artcurial. Représenté assis en lalitasana sur une banquette rocheuse, la main droite en vitarkamudra, la main gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une robe monastique, le visage serein, traces de polychromie ; restaurations, une main refaite. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Madame E.  Artcurial. Vente Art d'Asie... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A puddingstone carving of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 20. A puddingstone carving of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 15cm (5 7/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 13,750 (€ 15,794). © Bonhams. The powerfully carved figure shown seated on its haunches with forelegs outstretched, the head facing forward with a fierce expression conveyed by bulging eyes and mouth open in a roar showing the teeth and up-curled tongue, the ears flattened back above the curling mane, the lower part of the forelegs and rectangular base later, wood... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

A pair of limestone guardian lions, Ming dynasty or earlier

Lot 138. A pair of limestone guardian lions, Ming dynasty or earlier; 26in(66cm)high, including the integral base. Estimate: 50,000-70,000 USD USD. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 26,734). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each carved with a leonine face, framed by a tightly-curled mane falling over the back of the well-defined muscular body, seated on its haunches with tail curled to one side, on a circular plinth, the male with wide open mouth and right paw resting on a 'brocade' ball incised with florets, the female with... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 270. A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 13 2/5  in., 34 cm. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Sold Price: 81,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the goddess seated in dhyanasana, the eight arms in extended positions and once bearing attributes, each of the three faces with painted eyes and centered by a third eye beneath a double top-knot ushnisha encircled by a pointed diadem, the thick tresses falling... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A large grey stone standing figure of Kasyapa, Liao-Song dynasty (AD 907-1279)

Lot 1127. A large grey stone standing figure of Kasyapa, Liao-Song dynasty (AD 907-1279); 68 7/8 in. (174.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 324,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The aged, bald figure is shown standing on a lotus base wearing long layered robes, his hands clasped before his chest, and his head inclined slightly forward. His face is well carved with strong features set in a severe expression, and his long eyebrows curve down over his eyes.  ... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 14 1/2  in., 36.9 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500. © Sotheby's. carved in soft rounded volume, the serene slender face with eyes downcast above a long, straight nose rising to an elegantly arched carved brow, with full pursed lips in a benign smile above a neatly defined chin, the face flanked by flat pendulous earlobes, the hair centrally parted, the curved... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A limestone relief fragment of Vimalakirti, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 9. A limestone relief fragment of Vimalakirti, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 13 3/4  in., 38 cm. Estimate: 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 .© Sotheby's. the wise layman depicted smiling, in a recumbent seated position on a platform bed, the raised hand holding a deer-tailed fan, wearing a high Phrygian cap and layers of robes, the lowered hand resting on the lap and the feet carved in relief with naturalistic contour and perspective, supported and mounted on... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 4. A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 16 in., 40.6 cm; Width 19 3/4  in., 50.2 cm. Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000. © Sotheby's. the rectangular fragment deftly carved in relief with a mythical leonine beast depicted in profile striding forward with the interior fore paw raised in motion, the jaws agape in a ferocious aspect, a pointed ear set behind the jaw and below a single curved horn, the... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3. A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 21 1/4 in., 54 cm. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 362,500 .© Sotheby's. the graceful spirit shown in three-quarter view, kneeling on the proper left leg, with the right arm resting on the bent right knee, the left arm raised high and holding a floral medallion, the torso turned frontally, adorned in robes vertically incised, the head tilted and looking up, the serene face with a benevolent... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2018

A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 227. A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 450,000. Price realised USD 384,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The powerful figure shown standing with feet firmly braced slightly apart and with right hand positioned as if holding the hilt of a sword that would have rested in the palm of the raised left hand, wearing elaborate layered armor with a monster mask at the waist, and a long... [Lire la suite]
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