26 avril 2018

'Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China' on view for first time in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH.- The formation and vast influence of China’s landmark Qin dynasty is being showcased in Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China from April 20 through August 12, 2018. This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition. Expanding upon previous exhibitions, Terracotta Army not only includes the impressive terracotta figures, but... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

Christie's announces full details on the Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced further details on The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch, which will be offered as a central highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales taking place in New York this May. Encompassing over 40 objects in total, The Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch is expected to realize more than $80 million. Collection proceeds will go to the Tisch family foundations to continue the couple’s lifelong philanthropic mission. Conor... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

'Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan' at Berlin's Neues Museum

Margiana. A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan. With photographs by Herlinde Koelbl. Exhibition view Neues Museum 2018 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum of Pre- and Protohistory / David von Becker BERLIN.- Margiana – around 4,000 years ago, this historic landscape in eastern Turkmenistan was the cradle of a fascinating and sophisticated Bronze Age culture. Contemporary with the civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, it has nevertheless remained relatively unknown in the West. Now for... [Lire la suite]
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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. Price realised USD 5,625. © 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,... [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. Price realised USD 56,250. © 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:... [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. Price realised USD 68,750. © 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... [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. Price realised USD 18,750. © 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... [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. Price realised USD 372,500. © 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.... [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. Price realised USD 2,532,500. © 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... [Lire la suite]