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]

09 juin 2020

A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3200. A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $ 18,000. Price realised $23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held in bhumisparsha mudra. He is dressed in voluminous robes and wears a foliate tiara. The face is serene with downcast expression. Provenance: Warren Imports, Laguna Beach, California, 1993. Note: Bhumisparsha... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3198. A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - $ 30,000. Price realised $37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The tantric bodhisattva is seated in padmasana with the primary hands held in a tantric mudra and the others outstretched. He is dressed in flowing robes and adorned with jewelry and sashes. The face is downcast with heavy-lidded eyes and... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A small gilt-lacquered wood figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3197. A small gilt-lacquered wood figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $ 18,000. Price realised $30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The emaciated luohan is shown seated with hands held before the body. He wears loose robes draped either side of the bony chest, and a dhoti tied at the waist. His face is crisply carved with prominent cheekbones, short curly beard, mustache and eyebrows, and is... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

A carved limestone 'lion' paperweight, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5064. A carved limestone 'lion' paperweight, Tang dynasty (618-907); 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 81,250  HKD (9,614 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved with a recumbent mythical beast resting with its head resting between its front legs on a rectangular base, its head framed by a well defined mane and beard, its spine rendered with a subtly protruding ridge running along its back, its long swerving tail extending along... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5039. A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold for 187,500 HKD (22,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on its haunches on a rectangular plinth, his head facing forward with large piercing eyes and wide open jaws baring fangs, framed by a finely combed mane extending from the edge of the jawline and cascading in thick curls down the back of head and shoulders, the powerful beast further rendered... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze fragmentary arm of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty

Lot 5036. A gilt-bronze fragmentary arm of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 31.5 cm, 12 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Sold for 200,000 HKD (23,664 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast as a hollow bent right forearm and hand, the middle and ring fingers depicted gently bent inwards as though holding a vajra, the wrist rendered adorned with beaded jewellery, the gilt-bronze surface with extensive malachite encrustation concentrating around the hand, stand. Note:Compare a... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2020

A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 267.  A large wood figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty; 97cm (38 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000-6,000. Sold for £31,250 (€ 34,744). Photo: Bonhams. Carved with naturalistic facial features gazing serenely downwards beneath a high chignon encircled by a crown, a sash looped across the palm of the right hand, the relaxed body enveloped in flowing drapery, seated at ease with the left arm gently resting on a raised knee, the body leaning on a rocky support.  The dating of this lot is consistent with the result... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2020

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a Luohan, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 162. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a Luohan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 3/4 in. (9.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The figure is well cast with his face looking forward bearing a benevolent expression, seated with one leg tucked under the other, his right arm supporting his body, and his left resting on his raised left knee. The loose flowing robes are open at the chest and are incised with foliate and scrolling... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2020

A pair of large marble Buddhistic lions, Ming dynasty

Lot 108. A pair of large marble Buddhistic lions, Ming dynasty. The largest: 72cm., 28 3/8in. Estimate: £60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each recumbent animal carved in mirror image and poised on its front legs, its head facing to the side and with a sash in its mouth, one with one cub perched on its back and another under its front left paw, on a rectangular base, the sides carved in relief with scrolling clouds. Property From A Portuguese... [Lire la suite]
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