28 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, 17th century

Lot 1529. A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, 17th century; 12½ in. (31.7 cm.) tall. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bodhisattva is seated in lalitsasana on a long blanket incised with floral decoration draped over the back of a recumbent elephant, and his hands held in varada and abhaya mudras hold a lotus stem. His face is well cast with a serene expression enhanced by the curled goatee... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1529. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyana mudra, and wearing simple robes with incised foliate borders falling in graceful folds. The face is well cast in a meditative expression flanked by the large ears beneath the tight whorls of hair that surround... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A gilt-lacquered wood figure of an attendant deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 196. A gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 26 1/2 in., 67.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the standing figure with hands raised to support some an attribute, wearing layered robes over his chain-linked armor, the ends of his sleeves wind-swept to impart a sense of motion, his hat and boots lacquered black, his gentle features highlighted with pigment.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

A gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 195. A gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 26 1/2 in., 67.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 59,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's the seated figure with eyes downcast and with a meditative expression, with hands in dhyanasana mudra, wearing a layered cowled robe falling in delicate folds to the base, opening to reveal a ribbon-tied vest beneath tasseled jewels.  Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 1st and 2nd June 1993, lot 451. ... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

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

Lot 191. A bronze figure of Manjusri, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 10 3/8 in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 40,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in dhyanasana, holding a scroll in both hands, dressed in loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate jewelry, the borders chased with floral scrolls, the face, hands and feet applied with cold gilt, the hair dressed in knotted plaits trailing down the shoulders and pulled into a high... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

  Lot 185. A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Height 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 362,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's well-cast and portrayed seated in dhyanasana with right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the left in dhyanamudra, clothed in a loose-fitting robe falling in elegant folds leaving the right shoulder bare, the serene face with downcast eyes and gentle smile... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2020

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

Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the Goddess of Mercy in dhyanasana, an alms bowl delicately held in her left hand in the meditative dhyanamudra and the right hand raised in vitarkamudra holding the stem of a lotus, wearing a loosely draped robe engraved with floral borders, an elaborate necklace and a pierced diadem centered with a... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A bronze figure of Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 181. A bronze figure of Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 14 3/4 in., 37.4 cm. Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's portrayed seated in dhyanasana with left in dhyanamudra and right hand holding a myrobalan fruit, wearing layered robes with foliate borders open at the chest revealing a sash-tied dhoti beneath an incised wan emblem.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 179. A bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 13 5/8 in., 34.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in dhyanasana, the hands in dhyana mudra dressed in finely cast, loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing an elaborate beaded necklace, the cuffs and borders of the robes incised with floral scroll,  the hair in knotted plaits and with elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings, the... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2020

Musée d'Orsay acquires Gallen-Kallela masterpiece in Sotheby's private sale

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 - 1931), Palokärki (Great Black Woodpecker or Wilderness), 1892-94. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced that Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela's masterpiece Palokärki (Great Black Woodpecker or Wilderness) was acquired in a private sale by the Musée d'Orsay in France. The painting will now be part of the Musée's permanent collection, alongside other masters of the nineteenth and twentieth century, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Manet,... [Lire la suite]
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