19 mai 2017

A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 519. A very rare stone head of a King of Hell, with wood stand, China, Song-Ming dynasty; H. 37 cm. Estimate 30 000-50 000 €. Photo Nagel The well-carved head displaying a ferocious facial expression with bulging eyes below raised bushy eyebrows, broad nose, protruding lips, hair combed in a chignon covered with the specific bonnet secured with a band and sculpted to the front with sceptre emblem flanked to each side with sun and moon emblems above cloud formations. The open-work wooden base was probably crafted in... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty

Lot 119. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000. Sold for £60,000 (€70,932). Photo: Bonhams. The warrior clad in a finely-carved armour over billowing robes, the midriff with a fierce mythical-beast mask girdle, the left hand resting on his hip, the right hand resting on a sword hilt, the face with a stern expression beneath an elaborate helmet, wood stand. 110cm (43 1/4in) high. (4). Provenance: an Italian private collection  Note:... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A large gilt-bronze figure of the King of Medicine, Yaowang, 16th-17th century

Lot 114. A large gilt-bronze figure of the King of Medicine, Yaowang, 16th-17th century. Estimate £25,000 - 35,000. Sold for £35,000 (€41,377). Photo: Bonhams. Finely cast with a long beard and serene downcast gaze beneath an official cap, seated with his right hand resting on his knee, his left hand carrying a gourd, clad in long flowing robes incised with a five-clawed dragon medallion to the chest, another dragon medallion chasing a flaming pearl to the back, ruyi-cloud hems. 34.8cm (13 3/4in)... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2017

A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty

Lot 251. A carved ivory figure of a fisherman, late Qing dynasty, 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. carved standing, wearing a loose-fitting robe tied with a bow at the waist, holding a small deer in his right arm and a lingzhi spray in his left hand, the face with broad smile and long beard, wood stand  Literature: S.E. Lucas, The Catalogue of Sassoon Chinese Ivories, London, 1950, vol. I, no. 63. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century

Lot 288. A red-ground Manchu-style lady's wedding robe, late 19th century. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500 (USD 1,918 - USD 3,198). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The robe is embroidered with floss silks and Peking Knot with large hydrangea roundels, surrounded by colourful butterflies and peony sprays, all above a band of lishui waves to the hem. The gilt-edged collar and sleeves are similarly decorated, on a dark blue ground. Provenance: Acquired in Asia in the 1920s, then by descent within... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2017

Calao à casque rond - Hornbill Skull, (Rhinoplax vigil), Chine, dynastie Qing (1644-1912)

Lot 835. Calao à casque rond - Hornbill Skull, (Rhinoplax vigil). Crâne sculpté d'une scène animée, Chine, dynastie Qing (1644-1912), L 21 cm.  Estimation : 400 CHF / 600 CHF. Photo Genève Enchères. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.

01 mai 2017

Tête de bouddha au diadème. Grès sculpté, Chine, dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Lot 877. Tête de bouddha au diadème. Grès sculpté, Chine, dynastie Ming (1368-1644), H 35 cm. Estimation : 5000 CHF / 8000 CHF. Photo Genève Enchères. Art Asiatique chez Genève Enchères, 1201 Genève, le 04 Mai 2017 à 12h00.
29 mars 2017

A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570)

Lot 3035. A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (182,494 - 304,156 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's sensitively modelled as the head of Buddha, depicted with a serene and meditative countenance highlighted by a pair of downcast eyes and pursed lips, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, extensive traces of original gilding, stand - 24 cm, 9 1/2  in.; overall 44 cm, 17 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2017

Roundel with Hydrangea, Prunus and Peony (?), China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911

Roundel with Hydrangea, Prunus and Peony (?), China, Late Qing dynasty, circa 1800-1911. Silk tapestry (kesi) with ink and paint. Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.176). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
20 janvier 2017

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains, Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color, 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 20.6 x 16.5 cm). City of Detroit Purchase, 29.172. Photo ©2017, Detroit Institute of Arts