28 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (AD 589-618)

Lot 2048. A  gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (AD 589-618); 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown standing in a slightly sway-backed posture on a hollow double-lotus base raised on an octagonal plinth with two pendent pierced tabs at the bottom, holding a willow branch in the right hand and in the left hand the end of a long ribbon that hangs from the... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A limestone stele of Buddha and Bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, dated to 584

Lot 3059. A limestone stele of Buddha and Bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, dated to 584; 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 980,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, carved in high relief with Shakyamuni Buddha standing in the centre upon a lotus pedestal with hands in abhaya and varada mudras, flanked by a pair of Bodhisattvas, each holding an object in their hands and standing on separate lotus pedestals, flanked on the exterior by two... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A magnificent and exceptionally large gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3060. A magnificent and exceptionally large gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 94 cm., 37 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 20,820,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of superlative casting and finish, the high-backed near-life-sized figure emanating power and spiritual energy in its naturalistic proportions, the massive figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a waisted pedestal encircled by two tiers of elaborate lotus lappets between... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3057. A gilt-bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 30 cm., 11 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the deity seated in dhyanasana, his left hand holding  a small offering vase, his right hand holding the stem of a lotus flower (now missing), wearing a loosely fitted robe open at the chest revealing a long beaded necklace, the benevolent face framed by a diadem inset with a figure of a seated Buddha,... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3056. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 106,250 HKD. Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana with hands in bhumisparsha mudra, wearing an embroidered dhoti opened at the chest inscribed with the wan emblem, with hair in tight curls around the ushnisha and the serene face framed by long earlobes, wood base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A parcel-gilt-bronze figure of a seated Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3055. A parcel-gilt-bronze figure of a seated Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century; overall 59 cm., 23 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 644,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the deity seated in dhyanasana, his left hand in abhaya mudra and right hand in varada mudra, dressed in a dhoti tied at the waist exposing his gilded chest decorated in beaded necklaces, his shoulders draped with a shawl with incised floral hems, the gilded serene face... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3049. A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 25.5 cm., 10 in.. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, wearing an embroidered sanghati and the hair in tight curls covering the domed ushnisha above, an urna on the forehead and long pierced earlobes, with hands in bhumishparsha mudra and a vajra in front. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3048. A superbly cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 66 cm., 26 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,020,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's finely cast seated with legs crossed and soles of the feet facing upwards in dhyanasana, with hands joined in uttarabodhimudra, wearing a long flowing robe with delicately incised hems falling in folds onto the base, the finely cast features of the face depicting a calm expression... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of a multi-armed Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3047. A large gilt-bronze figure of a multi-armed Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 52 cm., 20 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,040,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's finely cast with four heads and forty-eight arms seated in vajraparyankasana on a lotus flower, his principal hands held together before his chest in anjalimudra, supporting a kalasha vessel on his lap, with the attendant arms fanning out from the body each... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of 'Water-Moon' Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3046. A gilt-bronze figure of 'Water-Moon' Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's Avalokitesvara reclining in lalitasana next to an amrita bottle with the left leg pendent over an elevated rocky ledge with his foot resting on a mythical beast, the right leg drawn up in a relaxed and contemplative posture, his right hand holding a cintamani, wearing a crown with a miniature... [Lire la suite]