15 mai 2022

A copper-red 'deer and pine tree' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 17. A copper-red 'deer and pine tree' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 45.5 cm., 17¾ in. Lot sold 7,560 GBP (Estimate : 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important Collector. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
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12 avril 2022

A polychrome-painted wood figure of an official, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 564. A polychrome-painted wood figure of an official, Late Ming dynasty; Height 20¾ in., 52.7 cm. Lot sold: 4,032 USD (Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the Carlton and June Baxter Collection. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
13 mars 2022

A pair of carved polychrome wood figures of ducks, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 12. A  pair of carved polychrome wood figures of ducks, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height of taller 12¾ in., 32.5 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 2,520 USD. © Sothebys.  the base cast with a four-character seal mark within a square cartouche. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.2.9. Note: Naturalistically rendered figures of ducks appear in the Ming dynasty in a range of media, but it is extremely... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2022

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

Lot 95. A white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 4⅛ in., 10.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,032 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Christie's London, 31st October 1966, lot 150. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. T.1.2. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
08 mars 2022

An exceptionally rare white marble figure of a turtle, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 5. An exceptionally rare white marble figure of a turtle, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Length 3 in., 8 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. E.3.14. Note: Shang dynasty marble carvings are extremely rare, much more so than  other ritual works of art and vessels created from bronze, jade,... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2022

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

Lot 742. A superb carved white marble figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 3⁄4 in. (17 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,600. © Christie's 2022 The powerfully carved beast is shown seated and facing forward and with front legs firmly planted on a rectangular plinth, the mouth open in a roar. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 November 1990. Note: The lion is well represented in Buddhist art of the Tang dynasty, as... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2022

A grey stone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550), dated by inscription to the 4th year of Tianping, corresponding t

Lot 738. A grey stone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550), dated by inscription to the 4th year of Tianping, corresponding to AD 537; 11 5⁄16 (28.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,640. © Christie's 2022 The stele is carved in high relief with the Buddha standing on a lotus base above two lions, with the right hand held in abhayamudra and the left hand in varadamudra, flanked by two bodhisattvas and... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2022

A rare large pottery tile of a tiger, Han dynasty (220 BC-AD 220)

Lot 732. A rare large pottery tile of a tiger, Han dynasty (220 BC-AD 220); 19 1⁄4 in. (48.6 cm.) wide, softwood frame. Price realised USD 25,200 (Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The tile is modeled in relief with a tiger with pronounced stripes emerging from the right side and stretching its forelegs.  Provenance: C.T. Loo (according to label).Christian Humann (d. 1981), Pan Asian Collection, New York. Exhibited: On loan: Denver Art Museum, prior to 1983. Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2022

An important and very rare stone Buddhist stele, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534), dated by inscription to AD 457

Lot 731. An important and very rare stone Buddhist stele, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534), dated by inscription to AD 457; 16 1⁄8 in. (41 cm.) high, softwood stand. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 781,200. © Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing robes that fall in heavy folds, and his sensitively carved face bears a contemplative expression, beneath the hair and usnisha carved with a... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2022

A rare white marble figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 29. A rare white marble figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty, 8th century; 51.5cm., 20 1/8 in. Sold 96,000 GBP (Estimate 80,000 - 100,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the guardian finely carved standing, his body slightly twisted to the right with both hands resting atop his sword (now missing), dressed in full armour with large circular breastplates and a bow-tied cape around his shoulder falling over flowing sleeves emerging from dragon-head epaulets, all above an... [Lire la suite]
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