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]
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. Price realised USD 18,750. © 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... [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. Price realised USD 15,000. © 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. ... [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. Price realised USD 13,750. © 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... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 66. A Ding-type 'Lion' censer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 17.8 cm, 7  in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 52,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded body carved with lotus petals, supported on a domed hexagonal plinth surmounted with lappets, the cover in the form of a crouching lion with its head slightly raised and its mouth agape. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Christie’s London, 13th November 2001, lot 17B. Note: Robustly potted and intricately... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 74. A rare Qingbai baluster vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 24.2 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted scalloped rim, the body carved with a wide band of lotus flowers borne on scrolling branches, between bands of plantain leaves, below a similar band at the neck and covered in a pale-blue glaze pooling to a deeper blue in the carved recesses. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A rare 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 59. A rare 'Jian' 'Hare's fur' temmoku bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot Sold 106,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  of deep conical form with a groove below the lip and a shallow straight foot, covered in a thick black lustrous glaze, the interior with silver striations, the exterior with brown striations at the rim terminating in silvery-blue striations where the glaze pools short of the unglazed foot revealing the dark brown body... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 75. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous celadon glaze draining to pale bluish-white... [Lire la suite]