25 février 2020

A small bamboo carving of an Immortal, 18th century

Lot 1434. A small bamboo carving of an Immortal, 18th century; 5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing dressed in long robes left open at the chest, holding a basket of flowers in his left hand and a hoe in his right, from which hangs a double gourd tied with lingzhi, his head turned to one side, and his face carved with pleasant expression.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2020

A Kidney-Shaped Marble Stand, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3682. A Kidney-Shaped Marble Stand, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 27 by 39 by 21 cm., 10 5/8  by 15 3/8  by 8 1/4  in.. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of nephroid section, the sides carved with a wide register narrowing in the middle,  with deep recesses, crevasses and overhangs imitating the sides of a cliff, above crashing waves and further rocks, all below a slightly domed top with a small recess of conforming shape framed by a... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2020

A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3604. A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 105 cm., 41 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's powerfully modelled, the muscular beast seated on its haunches on a rectangular base with forelegs outstretched, the head with fierce expression, glaring eyes set under ridged brows and jaw open in full roar baring its large tongue and sharp teeth, the stone of mottled grey-buff... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2020

A polychrome and gilt-lacquered wood Manjusri group, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 196. A polychrome and gilt-lacquered wood Manjusri group, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366). Height 16 3/4 in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 122,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bodhisattva seated in vajrasana on a lotus base atop a lion's back, dressed in long flowing robes, the hair partly tied in a top knot with plaits falling over the shoulders, wearing a five-point diadem and necklaces, the lion wearing a bell collar... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A bronze figure of a Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1546. A bronze figure of a Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 22 in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The figure is dressed as an official, and is shown standing on a pierced rockwork base from which sprout branches of peach blossoms. He wears a court hat adorned with a flower decoration, and a long robe decorated with a dragon amidst clouds, the head of the dragon visible between the upper and lower... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, 17th century

Lot 1529. A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, 17th century; 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) tall. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bodhisattva is seated in lalitsasana on a long blanket incised with floral decoration draped over the back of a recumbent elephant, and his hands held in varada and abhaya mudras hold a lotus stem. His face is well cast with a serene expression enhanced by the curled goatee... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

A gilt-lacquered wood figure of an attendant deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 196. A gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 26 1/2 in., 67.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the standing figure with hands raised to support some an attribute, wearing layered robes over his chain-linked armor, the ends of his sleeves wind-swept to impart a sense of motion, his hat and boots lacquered black, his gentle features highlighted with pigment.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

A marble carving of a rabbit on a lotus base, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1511. A marble carving of a rabbit on a lotus base, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The rabbit is carved in a recumbent position, with legs tucked under the body and ears laid back, resting on a domed base carved around the sides with lotus petals, all above a plain square plinth. Provenance: Acquired in New York, before 1990.  Note: Small Tang-dynasty marble... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2020

A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719

Lot 1510. A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719; 7¾ inches (19.7 cm) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved with a central figure of the deified sage Laozi shown seated behind a u-shaped arm rest, flanked by acolytes standing on lotus-pod supports rising from the same stalk which also supports Laozi. The figures are carved in relief within an arched recess above a flat... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2020

A reddish-brown sandstone stone relief, Early Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century

Lot 1255. A reddish-brown sandstone stone relief, Early Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved in low relief with two rows of donors, the slender figures standing with their hands clasped within the sleeves of their long court robes, and separated by carved inscriptions which identify them. Below is a hunting scene of a lioness stalking her prey amidst trees, with... [Lire la suite]