30 avril 2021

A large gilt-bronze figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 253. A large gilt-bronze head of Bixia Yuanjun, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 ⅝ in., 44.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 151,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the guardian deity standing, with the right hand lowered to the side and the left raised with an outstretched palm, the crisply modeled youthful face gazing forward intently below a winged helmet adorned with phoenix, wearing ornate armor secured with cords, sashes and an inlaid belt, further adorned... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2021

A large gilt-bronze head of Bixia Yuanjun, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 251. A large gilt-bronze head of Bixia Yuanjun, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 23 in., 58.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast with a benevolent expression with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair gathered into a chignon framed by an elaborate headdress formed from three phoenixes, patches of polychrome pigments visible throughout, wood stand (2).  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021
30 avril 2021

A rare bronze figure of Yanguang Mingmu Yuanjun, Ming dynasty, dated to the fourth year of Tianqi period,1624

Lot 250. A rare bronze figure of Yanguang Mingmu Yuanjun, Ming dynasty, dated to the fourth year of Tianqi period, corresponding to 1624. Height 23 in., 58.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 35,280 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the figure seated in a vajraparyankasana with hands in dhyana mudra holding a mirror with an eye, dressed in a long flowing robe with ribbons, chest adorned with elaborate jewelry, the peaceful face with gently arched brows and downcast... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2021

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Sun Simiao, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 249. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Sun Simiao, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 15 ½ in., 39.3 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 17,640 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Daoist God of Medicine seated with the right hand resting on the knee and the left hand holding a double gourd in front of the chest, wearing a loose robe and a studded belt over the round belly, the round face with a pointed beard and donning an official's cap, traces of red... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of a boy, Ming dynasty

Lot 248. A gilt-bronze figure of a boy, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 3 ½ in., 8.9 cm. Estimate: 4,000 -6,000 USD. Lot sold: 16,380 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the youth cast seated, with the legs bent in front, the right arm raised to hold an ingot, the left resting on a recumbent ram to the side, wearing a patterned brocade tied at the waist and simple jewelry, the joyful face surmounted by two topknots, wood stand (2).  Provenance: P.C. Lu & Sons, Hong Kong, 1st July... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2021

A ‘Seated Shakyamuni’ Kesi, Ming Dynasty, 14th-17th Century

Lot 3040. A ‘Seated Shakyamuni’ Kesi, Ming Dynasty, 14th-17th Century. L 18.7cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 180,000 (USD 15,385 - 23,077). Sold Price: 144,000 HKD  (USD 18,462). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021

29 avril 2021

A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

  Lot 246. A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 32 ¾ in., 83.1 cm; Width 20 ⅝ in., 52.5 cm. Estimate: 15,000 -25,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular panel painted with three celestial maidens, each adorned in flowing robes with their hair arranged in elaborate chignons, two also wearing crowns, reserved on a ground of swirling waves, painted in polychrome pigments highlighting the gilded ornamentation with... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2021

A large cloisonné enamel incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3664. A large cloisonné enamel incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 22.6 cm. Estimate: 260,000 - 320,000 HKD. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. resting on three gilt-bronze feet rendered with cloud scrolls echoed on the handles, the exterior enamelled with leafy scrolls issuing lotus blooms of various sizes, the interior of the flaring rim with a frieze depicting clusters of grapes, the underside with a double vajra centred with a yinyang symbol... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2021

Three cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Ming & Qing dynasty, from the Kaisendo Museum sold at Sotheby's

Lots 3661-3663 are being sold by the Kaisendo Museum, located in Yamagata Prefecture. The items were collected by Mr Kenzo Hasegawa (1886-1957), owner of the famous silk workshop in Kaminoyama. He began collecting knives and swords before his interest expanded to include lacquer, which he acquired between 1948 and 1950. Lot 3661. A cinnabar lacquer lobed box and cover Qing dynasty, 18th century; 18,4 cm. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2021

A silver wire-inlaid zitan inkstone and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3657. A silver wire-inlaid zitan inkstone and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9.2 cm. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the inkstone bordered along the upper edges and sides with silver wire-inlaid bands of stylised scrolls, chilong and taotie masks, the underside with a signature reading Xuansu zhi ('made by Xuansu') and a silver wire-inlaid keyfret border enclosing a carved panel of flowering... [Lire la suite]