04 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period, circa 1770

Lot 162. A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period, circa 1770; 20,4cm high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€ 11,862). Photo: Bonhams. Cast seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth with foliate edges and a long cloth draped over the front, the back fitted with a separate flaming mandorla, the Bodhisattva with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing robes draped over one shoulder and a foliate crown, the face with a serene expression, with a four-character inscription on the... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2020

A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 156. A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26,8cm high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. The Bodhisattva fixed on a lotus base, crowned with heads arranged in five tiers, the top with a small head of Amitabha Buddha, above a wrathful head followed by nine heads with a serene expression, all above a slender body wearing ornate jewelry and loose robes with eight outstretched hands, the principal... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 155. A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily cast standing on a lotus base, the deity depicted with a fierce expression, wearing a foliate crown and a tiger skin dhoti around the hips, his hands holding a flaying knife and skull cup. Note: Originally a Hindu deity, Mahakala was adopted into the Buddhist pantheon as a terrifying God of Retribution. Invoked to inspire awe for... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

Le château de Villette, signé Jacques Garcia

Le château, tel qu’il apparaît au bout d’une allée de platanes, depuis l’un des deux lacs qui l’entourent. © Réalisation Thibaut Mathieu / Photo Julien Oppenheim. Le vestibule, dans sa grandeur minérale, et son élégant escalier agrémenté d’une tapisserie XVIIIe. Lanterne en bronze doré début XIXe, applique d’époque Louis XV et fauteuil en cannage et cuir XVIIIe. © Réalisation Thibaut Mathieu / Photo Julien Oppenheim.  La salle à manger est l’une des plus belles pièces du château, avec ses boiseries d’époque, restaurées... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 342. A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8cm, 3 1/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat cover carved through the rich layers of red lacquer depicting a pair of phoenix surrounded by pairs of birds in a landscape with rocks, pine trees and lotus, the box similarly decorated with three deer sheltered beneath a wutong tree in a garden, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer ‘Boys’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 341. A cinnabar lacquer ‘Boys’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7.8cm., 3in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat cover carved through the rich layers of red lacquer with three boys flying a kite in a garden landscape, the sides and the box encircled by keyfret bands, lacquered black to the interior and base. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015

03 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel hanging basket, 17th century

Lot 308. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel hanging basket, 17th century; 20.8cm, 8¼in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body with a constricted waist, rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck, surmounted by a wide galleried rim forming a basket, set with a gilt-bronze chain handle decorated with kui dragons, the body brightly decorated with flowering branches issuing from jagged rocks between horizontal bands of floral scrolls... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze 'Bajixiang' handled cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 307. A cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze 'Bajixiang' handled cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently curved sides rising from a flat base to a gilt lipped rim, set with a gilt-bronze loop handle to one side, the exterior decorated with scrolling leafy lotus below a band of wan symbols alternating with the bagua, the base with a central bagua medallion encircled... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 306. A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a gilt oval foot to a cylindrical neck with lipped rim, flanked by a pair of gilt ruyi handles, the exterior brightly decorated on each face with a coiled dragon amongst large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stems, all reserved on a mottled white ground. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 305. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a rectangular foot to a waisted neck and garlic mouth, brightly decorated to each face against a turquoise ground with a quatrefoil ruyi medallion surrounded by meandering lotus scrolls above a lappet band, all below a keyfret band, the garlic mouth with blooming... [Lire la suite]