25 avril 2018

A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 985. A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on his feet tucked below his body, his hands clasped before his chest in adoration, dressed in a smock tied at the small of the back and adorned with bracelets and armlets, the jovial expression of the face surmounted by a small forelock of hair. Provenance: Lucy Truman Aldrich, Providence, Rhode Island.Estate of... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 986. A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With bow-shaped mouth, full cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes, the tight rows of hair surmounted by a tall diadem centered with an image of Amitabha. Provenance: Mrs. Brooke Astor, New York.Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007. Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 983. A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on the back of a recumbent elephant with the left leg crossed over the right and holding a scroll in his left hand, clad in heavy robes tied at the waist with a knot, the serene face flanked by long locks of hair and surmounted by a small tiara. Provenance: Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.Estate of Abby... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 984. A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, China, 17th-18th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on a double cushion incised with large foliate medallions and a diaper pattern, the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left held in the lap, dressed in heavy robes with foliate-patterned hems, with a lotus blossom at each shoulder, one supporting a book, the face with jovial expression below close-cropped hair, softwood... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 981. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on on a separately-cast double-lotus base with his right hand invaradamudra and his left held in his lap, clad in voluminous robes with incised hems, the face serene in expression below the snail-shell curls of hair over the ushnisha. Provenance: Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvera, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2265. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvera, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9½ in. (24 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 5,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The finely cast figure is seating above a separately cast stand of overlapping lotus petals in dhyanasana with hands in dharmacakra mudra, each holding the stem of a lotus that rises to the shoulder. The face of the figure shows a benevolent expression with a downcast... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

An Imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 982. An Imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dhyanamudra, clad in a voluminous dhoti and adorned with various jewelry and with a rippling ribbon, the ends of which elegantly fall over the front edge of the base, the face with serene expression flanked by large foliate earrings... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 968. A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 5 ¾ in. (13.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with vertical ribs formed by trails of white slip that stand in contrast to the blackish-brown glaze that continues over the rounded mouth rim to cover the interior and ends in a line above the foot. Provenance: Acquired from Roger Keverne, Ltd., London, 2012. ... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234)

Lot 969. A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234); 9 ¾ in. (23.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with groups of four spaced vertical ribs formed by trails of white slip that stand in contrast to the blackish-brown glaze that continues over the rounded mouth rim to cover the interior and ends in a line above the foot. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A Longquan celadon five-spouted jar and cover, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 971. A Longquan celadon five-spouted jar and cover, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Molded with five stepped tiers, each carved with a band of different petals and cross-hatch-pattern, with five spouts rising from the canted shoulder, the cover carved with petals and with a shaped upturned rim and a flower-form finial, covered overall with a greyish-olive-tone glaze, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]