12 février 2019

A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 713. A pair of bronze figures of boys, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 12¼ and 11¾ in. (31 and 30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Each boy is shown standing on a pedestal base and wears sash-tied pants, a torque hung with a ruyi-shaped pendant, bangles around his wrists and ankles, and has a hollow, rectangular basket strapped to his back.  Provenance: Anna Ilsley Ball Kneeland (1865-1955), New York, acquired 1918-1931, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2019

A soapstone figure of Guanyin, 18th-19th century

Lot 711. A soapstone figure of Guanyin, 18th-19th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The graceful figure is shown standing with head turned slightly to the side and holding an inverted bottle in her hands. She wears a shawl over her shoulders, a cloak incised with clouds that flares at the hem, and a long skirt that falls to the tops of her bare feet. Her hair is worn in an elaborate topknot. The stone is of warm ivory color and there are faint... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2795. A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 66 cm, 26 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,380,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deity seated in vajraparyankasana on a double lotus base, his loose robes falling from the left shoulder leaving the chest bare, the hands held in dharmachakra mudra, the face with downcast eyes and forehead inset with a prominent urna, framed by... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A rare large carved and painted wood figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1297. A rare large carved and painted wood figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 98,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Portrayed in mid-stride, the body carved from a single log with separately attached legs, tail, neck and head, all connected with wood dowels, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and open mouth, accented with red and black pigments, the legs with black-highlighted... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2019

Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century

Lot 1214. Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century; 29 and 27½ in. (73.7 and 69.8 cm.) long. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realised $20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each deeply carved as a celestial female attendant shown in flight, wearing a long skirt and billowing scarf, with a bangle at the wrist, the hair parted in the middle and gathered in loops at the shoulders, one holding a censer, the other holding what may be the stem of a lotus,... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

A puddingstone figure of a seated lion, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 149. A puddingstone figure of a seated lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate HK$80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The muscular beast is shown seated with forelegs stiffly braced atop a rectangular plinth with its mouth open in a roar above a short beard and the face carved with fierce expression. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
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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]