12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618)

Lot 562.  A 'huanghuashi' limestone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty (550-618). Height 12 5/8  in., 32.1 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity carved in the round with a slender physique and gently rounded face, the proper right arm bent at the elbow with the hand raised beside the chest, the left arm at the side and holding a covered vase, the sashes falling in folds from the narrow shoulders and the dhoti clinging to the body in the... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 561. A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular form with a deep rounded niche containing a high-relief carved central figure of Maitreya seated cross-legged, the proper right hand raised and holding an attribute, the deity wearing a crown, abundant pleated robes, and a necklace harness over the body suspending bi discs from ribbon tassels,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581)

Lot 559. A 'huanghuashi' stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581). Height 7 3/4  in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in high relief with a Buddha in the center seated in voluminous robes, Mahasthamaprapta and Avalokiteshvara on either side, each wearing a diadem and draped in robes and sashes, one bodhisattva bearing the cintamani, the other likely a lotus stem, each supported by a blossoming round lotus, and flanked by a pair... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561

Lot 560. A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561. Height 16 1/4  in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the large central seated figure carved as the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in dhyanasana with one bare foot exposed above the heavy pleated robes, the hands in varada mudra and abhaya mudra, the head ringed with a foliate... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 565. A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 42 1/2  in., 108 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. positioned atop a waisted, integral double-lotus base, standing with the slender right arm suspended by the side grasping a sash in the fleshy hand, the left arm tucked close to the body and bent at the elbow, the exposed torso with a rounded belly and the hips tilted forward above straight... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2019

Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art reveals the history of a Baroque masterpiece by Foggini

Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence, 1652-1725), Portrait of Marguerite Louise d’Orléans, 1687, marble, 77 cm. asking price in the region of €3,000,000. © Carlo Orsi-Trinity Fine Art LONDON.- This marble portrait bust of 1687 portrays Marguerite Louise of Orléans, wife of Cosimo III de’ Medici, the enfant terrible of the Medici dynasty. A free-spirited woman, Marguerite Louise, although she bore Cosimo three heirs, never submitted emotionally to the marriage, and came to despise her husband, his family and the... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2019

A very rare molded gold-imitation 'birthday' bowl and cover, Kangxi seal mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 521. A very rare molded gold-imitation 'birthday' bowl and cover, Kangxi seal mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6  1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the deep rounded sides molded in relief with a horizontal band of stylized characters interspersed with four bats clasping peach sprays, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a pierced bird-form finial, all applied with a burnished gold glaze, the interiors and base glazed... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A Guan-type bottle vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 520. A Guan-type bottle vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the faceted pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, set to each side with a cylindrical lug handle, applied overall with a fine caesious-colored glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the foot ring applied with a dark brown dressing, the base with a six-character... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A fine Ru-type fanghu vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 519. A fine Ru-type fanghu vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.4 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 the faceted pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck, set to each side with a cylindrical lug handle, applied overall with a fine caesious-colored glaze stopping neatly just above the foot, the foot ring applied with a dark brown dressing, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A rare Guan-type quadruple vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 518. A rare Guan-type quadruple vase, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 3 7/8  in., 9.9 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 finely potted as four vases of slender cylindrical form with sides gently curving to a short neck and everted rim, conjoined at the sides, the bodies covered overall in a soft pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a matrix of golden crackles, the footring applied with dark brown... [Lire la suite]