31 octobre 2017

A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624

Lot 58. A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624. Estimate USD  18,000 - 25,000. Sold for US$ 23,750 (€20,407). Photo: Bonhams. Cast holding a scroll with both hands, clothed in shawl and dhoti with swirling scarves, the chest hung with garlands of jewels, the face with a serene expression, framed by an elaborate crown and lotus blossoms issuing from the palms, the right blossom supporting a ruyi, the left a now-missing triple gem,... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2017

A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 61. A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate $8,000–12,000. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in underglaze blue and enamels, the lower bulb with cockerels and birds in a garden landscape of flowering peonies growing amidst pierced rockwork, with further birds amidst peonies painted to the upper bulb, divided by a band of keyfret at the waist, the high loop handle and carved spout painted with blossoming... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2017

Tête de dragon en marbre blanc sculpté, Début de la dynastie Ming

Lot 212. Tête de dragon en marbre blanc sculpté, Début de la dynastie Ming. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 €. Lot sold 181,250 €. Photo: Sotheby's. la puissante gueule regardant droit devant, les yeux exorbités sous d'épais sourcils ondulant vers l'arrière, la machoire serrée laissant dépasser des crocs acérés, le front renflé orné de deux longues cornes, la crinière formant de petites boucles autour du cou, le corps écailleux, socle (2); 96 cm. A WHITE MARBLE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT IN THE SHAPE OF A... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2017

A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 519. A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty; H. 37 cm. Estimate 30 000-50 000 €. Photo Nagel The well-carved head displaying a ferocious facial expression with bulging eyes below raised bushy eyebrows, broad nose, protruding lips, hair combed in a chignon covered with the specific bonnet secured with a band and sculpted to the front with sceptre emblem flanked to each side with sun and moon emblems above cloud formations. The open-work wooden base was probably crafted in... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty

Lot 119. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000. Sold for £60,000 (€70,932). Photo: Bonhams. The warrior clad in a finely-carved armour over billowing robes, the midriff with a fierce mythical-beast mask girdle, the left hand resting on his hip, the right hand resting on a sword hilt, the face with a stern expression beneath an elaborate helmet, wood stand. 110cm (43 1/4in) high. (4). Provenance: an Italian private collection  Note:... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A large gilt-bronze figure of the King of Medicine, Yaowang, 16th-17th century

Lot 114. A large gilt-bronze figure of the King of Medicine, Yaowang, 16th-17th century. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000. Sold for £35,000 (€41,377). Photo: Bonhams. Finely cast with a long beard and serene downcast gaze beneath an official cap, seated with his right hand resting on his knee, his left hand carrying a gourd, clad in long flowing robes incised with a five-clawed dragon medallion to the chest, another dragon medallion chasing a flaming pearl to the back, ruyi-cloud hems. 34.8cm (13 3/4in)... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2017

A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty

Lot 251. A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty, 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. carved standing, wearing a loose-fitting robe tied with a bow at the waist, holding a small deer in his right arm and a lingzhi spray in his left hand, the face with broad smile and long beard, wood stand  Literature: S.E. Lucas, The Catalogue of Sassoon Chinese Ivories, London, 1950, vol. I, no. 63. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century

Lot 288. A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,918 - USD 3,198). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is embroidered with floss silks and Peking Knot with large hydrangea roundels, surrounded by colourful butterflies and peony sprays, all above a band of lishui waves to the hem. The gilt-edged collar and sleeves are similarly decorated, on a dark blue ground. Provenance: Acquired in Asia in the 1920s, then by descent within... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

Calao à casque rond - Hornbill Skull, (Rhinoplax vigil), Chine, dynastie Qing (1644-1912)

Lot 835. Calao à casque rond - Hornbill Skull, (Rhinoplax vigil). Crâne sculpté d'une scène animée, Chine, dynastie Qing (1644-1912), L 21 cm.  Estimation : 400 CHF / 600 CHF. Photo Genève Enchères. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
01 mai 2017

Tête de bouddha au diadème. Grès sculpté, Chine, dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Lot 877. Tête de bouddha au diadème. Grès sculpté, Chine, dynastie Ming (1368-1644), H 35 cm. Estimation : 5000 CHF / 8000 CHF. Photo Genève Enchères. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.