13 novembre 2020

A large wood figure of 'Water-Moon' Guanyin, Probably Qing Dynasty

  Lot 11. A large wood figure of 'Water-Moon' Guanyin, Probably Qing Dynasty; 82cm (32 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 60,062 (€ 66,910). Courtesy Bonhams. The deity finely carved with a gentle, contemplative expression, the hair worn in a topknot with knotted tresses falling over the shoulders, seated in rajalalitasana with right arm resting on the raised right knee, the left hand resting on the level surface to support the weight, wearing a sash tied across the left shoulder and... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2020

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Xuande incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 107. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Xuande incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1426-1435); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with four arms. The upper right hand is wielding a sword above his head and the lower left hand is holding a lotus stem. The body is richly covered with elaborate jewellery chains... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2020

A large parcel-gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin,

Lot 107. A large parcel-gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in dhyanasana, the right hand raised before her and the left hand with palm upturned holding the flaming pearl. The bejewelled deity wears loose robes open at the chest to reveal a necklace, the hems of the robe are decorated with a floral scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2020

A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 106. A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The deity is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra, the gesture of teaching, and the left hand holding a cup. The figure has downcast eyes and hair upswept into a top knot surmounted by a flower bud beneath an... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later

Lot 155. A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later; 96cm high (37 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 76,268). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the stone of a very pale green-white... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A carved wood standing figure of a Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 914. A carved wood standing figure of a  Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The elongated figure standing on a lotus base, one hand raised and holding a separate cup, the pendent left hand holding a lotus leaf, wearing a shawl over the shoulders, beaded jewelry, a long skirt, and a pierced crown set with Amitabha Buddha flanked by dragons. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century

Lot 905. A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in dhyanasana on a raised lotus throne set on a stepped octagonal pedestal, holding a flaming pearl in the right hand, with a separately cast, openwork mandorla, possibly associated. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty, circa 5th century

Lot 904. A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty, circa 5th century; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in dhyanasana before a flame-shaped mandorla incised with flames, the front of the pedestal incised with confronted seated lions. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Wei Dynasty, dated AD 491

Lot 903. A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Wei Dynasty, dated AD 491; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The bodhisattva shown holding a lotus stem in the right hand, the pendant left hand holding the end of the scarf, standing on a tapering four-legged pedestal and backed by a flamed-shaped mandorla, inscribed on the reverse with an inscription which includes a date Taihe shi... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

A finely carved limestone figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 48. A finely carved limestone figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 39 cm, 15 ⅜ in. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated with the right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra, portrayed dressed in a traditional style Indian garment draped over the shoulders and partially exposing the chest, the textiles depicted cascading in folds, all below the serene facial expression flanked by a pair of pendulous earlobes, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]