11 octobre 2020

A large painted wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century

Lot 915. A large painted wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century; 38 ¼ in. (97.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee while the left supports the weight of the figure, wearing a necklace, loosely draped shawl and scarves over the shoulder and arms and around the torso, the head set with a tiara with... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2020

A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

  Lot 911. A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 ½ in.(14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated on a rectangular plinth with its head turned to one side. Provenance: Sotheby Park-Bernet, New York, 25 October 1975, lot 71.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Exhibited: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, on loan for the opening of its... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small blackish stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 910. A small blackish stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 ½ in. (16.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated facing forward on a rectangular plinth and with forelegs stiffly braced. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1958. Exhibited: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, on loan for the opening of its Oriental Art Galleries at Blackstone Hall,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

An amber-colored stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty (AD 550-907)

Lot 909. An amber-colored stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty (AD 550-907); 7 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated with forelegs firmly braced on a rectangular plinth, with head facing forward and the mouth open in a roar. Provenance: Nicholas Grindley Works of Art, London, 10 November 1982.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 908. A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The powerfully carved beast shown seated facing forward and with legs firmly braced on a rectangular plinth, the mouth open in a roar, with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: Possibly Leontine Marie Berry Olcott (1883-1981) Collection.Leontine Olcott Collection.Eskenazi Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 907. A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The fierce lion shown seated on a rectangular plinth, the braced forelegs supporting the broad torso, the face with snarling expression and the mane finely delineated. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 30 August 1954.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: National... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2020

A lacquered wood figure of an attendant, Late Warring States-Early Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC

Lot 892. A lacquered wood figure of an attendant, Late Warring States-Early Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC; 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The kneeling figure, wearing robes lacquered in red, black, brown and white, the right sleeve worn off the shoulder and draped across the thighs, softwood stand. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970. Literature: The Arts... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2020

A lacquered wood figure of a female dancer, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220)

Lot 891. A lacquered wood figure of a female dancer, Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown with hair pulled into a bun and wearing a narrow-waisted dress with flared skirt, with right arm raised and left arm lowered, both concealed by the sleeves. Provenance: J. T. Tai & Co., Inc. New York, 4 December 1954.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: The Arts Club of... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2020

Figure funéraire, Chine, Époque Han (206 BCE – 220 CE)

 Lot 109: Figure funéraire, Chine, Époque Han (206 BCE – 220 CE). Bois. H. 40 cm. Est: 1 000 € - 2 000 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Rare statuette en bois reprenant la silhouette classique des figures de personnages en terre cuite aux larges vêtements caractéristiques de la période. Provenance : - Succession de Madame Anne-Marie Rousset- Ancienne collection Robert Rousset (1901-1981). A rare wood figure, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Arts... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907); 54 cm, 21 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. sensuously carved standing on a facetted lotus pedestal with the feet pointing outwards, the hands depicted gently clasped before the subtly rounded waist with one hand over the other, superbly portrayed dressed in loose voluminous robes opening at the... [Lire la suite]