09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's seated in lalitasana, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left positioned on the side, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces to the chest and around the waist, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 24.3 cm, 9⅝ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand holding a vajra, sumptuously adorned with jewellery and a dhoti, with a long celestial scarf draped across the shoulders and arms, the meditative face framed by large earrings and an elaborate five-pointed crown, the hair gathered in an elaborate... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A rare large gilt-bronze votive figure of Padmapani, Northern Wei dynasty, fourth year of the Yongping period, 511 AD

Lot 181. A rare large gilt-bronze votive figure of Padmapani, Northern Wei dynasty, fourth year of the Yongping period, corresponding to 511 AD. Height 29 cm, 11⅜ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 325,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's well cast standing in abhanga on a lotus pedestal base, the left hand holding a stem and the other grasping a flask, the slender body dressed with a diaphanous dhoti and long scarf draping over the shoulders and upper arms,... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

"Frapper le fer" au Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Le roi Mangbetu Munza à la cour en 1870, brandissant un sceptre de prestige et paré de nombreux atours, Gravure de J. D. Cooper. © Don Cole PARIS - "Frapper le fer, l’art des forgerons africains" dévoile la technicité complexe et riche de l’une des traditions de fer forgé les plus sophistiquées au monde. À travers 220 œuvres exceptionnelles, l’exposition présente un panorama inédit des créations de ces maîtres du feu depuis plus de 2500 ans. La technicité riche et complexe de l’une des traditions de fer forgé les plus... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

An apple-green jadeite belt-buckle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 72. An apple-green jadeite belt-buckle, Qing dynasty, 19th century;4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 35,000 - GBP 45,000. Price realised GBP 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The upper sections are skillfully carved in openwork to depict coiled chilongs amongst lingzhi sprays, one half with a dragon-head hook, the other with a loop. The stone is of an emerald-green tone with some paler emerald inclusions. Note: A similarly carved two-part jadeite belt-buckle dated... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 118. An aloeswood, jadeite, aquamarine and amethyst court necklace, chaozhu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Approximately 60 5/8 in. (154 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace is comprised of one hundred and eight spherical aloeswood beads, spaced by four larger fotou agate beads. A double gourd-form coral fotouta and jadeite plaque suspending an amethyst toggle mounted with a cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing

Lot 117. A lapis lazuli, turquoise and aquamarine court necklace, chaozhu, and a lapis lazuli and coral rosary bracelet, shou chuan, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The necklace includes one hundred and eight lapis lazuli beads carved with shou characters, separated by three larger fotou turquoise beads, each carved as a knot, a two-part double gourd-form turquoise fotouta and... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao

Lot 223. An embroidered brown silk-ground padded 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, and a blue-ground kesi 'dragon’ robe, mangpao, the embroidered brown robe, second half of 19th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The brown silk ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with nine five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and cranes, all around a... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 222. A brown-ground kesi 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The robe is finely woven with nine gold five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst ruyi-form clouds and bats. The brown ground is interspersed with beribboned scrolls, chimes, and vases containing peaches and ruyi, above cresting waves tossed with auspicious objects and... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2019

An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century

Lot 226. An embroidered blue-ground 'dragon' robe, mangpao, 19th century; 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) long; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amongst clouds, fire scrolls, bats, cranes and other auspicious emblems. The lishui stripe at the hem is tossed with the bajixiang, the Eight... [Lire la suite]
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