21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century

Lot 3290. A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 199,500 (€184,688). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription (on book held in hand) translated: 'Here lie the Father and Son teachings of the Kadam'. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2280 Note: There can be no mistaking his likeness to the stout, broad featured, smiling figure within the Museum Rietberg, identified by inscription as the... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468

Lot 3268. A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468. Estimate USD 120,000 ~ 160,000. Sold for US$ 295,500 (€273,560). century. Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'One is freed of all prejudice if reality dawns, and so the master known to be free of prejudice should be resorted to with devotion. As a memorial to the mahapandita and a meditation object for Lochen, this was commissioned by the great attendant Dripa Gelong and made by the artist Rokpa Tsapa Namka... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Tsangnyon Heruka Tsang, Central Tibet, 16th century

Lot 3244. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Tsangnyon Heruka Tsang, Central Tibet, 16th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the scholar-yogin, the mad man of Tsang, Sang gye Gyaltsen'. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.10874 Note: It is difficult to imagine a portrait bronze with more eccentricity and charisma. "The Madman of Tsang", Tsangnyon Heruka (1452-1507) appears to draw a... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century

Lot 3273. A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Sanggye Pel Tsang, Central Tibet, 15th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 319,500 (€295,778). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'Homage to the omniscient Sang gye Pel, lord of the entire Doctrine. Good Fortune!'. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2328 Note: The bronze is one of the finest known portraits in the Tsang style of Central Tibet, which favors non-gilt, brassy sculptures with incised... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 3243. A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 343,500 (€317,996). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'I prostrate at the feet of Lord Deshin Shekpa'. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2265 Note: The 14th century witnessed the fall of the Yuan (1271-1368) and the rise of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Seeing the spiritual and political merits of forming alliances with... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A large gilt copper alloy figure of the Fourth Druk Desi of Bhutan, Tenzin Rabgye, Bhutan, late 17th-18th century

Lot 3248. A large gilt copper alloy figure of the Fourth Druk Desi of Bhutan, Tenzin Rabgye, Bhutan, late 17th-18th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 391,500 (€362,432). Photo: Bonhams. On a later brass base. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm) high Himalayan Art Resources item no.2272  Note: The Drukpa Kagyu is the only order to wear this tall fan-shaped hat with a high peak that can be seen above its rim. Comparing the portrait to inscribed paintings of the Drukpa lineage, this figure's... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 3236. A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate USD 250,000 ~ 350,000. Sold for US$ 463,500 (€429,087). Photo: Bonhams. 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm) high Himalayan Art Resources item no.2270  Note: The casting is flawless. Simple, yet elegant and powerful, a young man, with his head held high, surveys his immediate environs. He was given the name Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel (1143-1217), 'Precious One, The Protector of the Three Worlds', and his Drigung... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A group of six Sakya Lamdre Lineage Masters, Tibet, circa 15th century

Lot 3262. A group of six Sakya Lamdre Lineage Masters, Tibet, circa 15th century. Estimate USD 200,000 ~ 300,000. Sold for US$ 727,500 (€673,486). Photo: Bonhams. Each sealed with gilded baseplates and inscribed with identifying monikers; comprised, from left to right, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Shangton Chobar, Seton Kunrig, Dragpugpa Sonampel, Pelden Tsultrim, and Buddhashri. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm) high, the largestHimalayan Art Resources item nos.2120-5 Note: Purchased on different occasions, the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2017

Surprising California connections in centuries of Sikh artistry at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A gracious conversation, a scholarly sermon, a lively portrait rendered in jewel-tone watercolors from centuries past: the enduring milestones of learning and tolerance. From March 10 to June 18, 2017, the Asian Art Museum presents Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs , a treasure box of thirty rare paintings, military artifacts, textiles, photographs and more that together reveal the multi-faceted history — and surprising California connections — of this vibrant South Asian... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Tenzing Asian Art at Asiaweek New York, 9-18 march 2017

Tibetan Tantric Carpet of a Flayed Man. Made in Nigxia, China, circa 19th Century. Wool, cotton and dye, 56 3/4 x 29 1/2 in (144 x 75 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Buddha Shakyamuni, Kashmiri Schools in Western Tibet. Pedestal, 10th-11th century, Buddha, ca. 1050-1100 A.D. Brass Alloy and Pigment. Height: 12.75 in (33 cm) © Tenzing Asian Art Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara, Western Tibet, 14th century. Brass Alloy with Silver and Copper Inlay. Height: 11 in (28 cm) © Tenzing... [Lire la suite]