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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26 juillet 2018

A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 233. A famille verte 'Butterfly and Flower' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimation : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 5625.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The exterior of the vase is decorated in bright enamels with a large butterfly amongst flowers and rocks.  Provenance: English Collection, predominantly assembled in the 1980s and 1990s. Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
14 juin 2018

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 204. A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur totale: 146 cm. (57 ½ in.). Hauteur de la statue: 140 cm. (55 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Elle est représentée assise sur un fauteuil. Elle est vêtue d'une robe faite en partie de feuilles, ses épaules sont recouvertes par une capeline. Sa main gauche repose sur sa cuisse, sa main droite est légèrement... [Lire la suite]
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