18 décembre 2021

A fine and rare gilt- and red-lacquered wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 239. A fine and rare gilt- and red-lacquered wood figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). H. 38 cm. Sold: €32,000 (Est: €15,000 - €25,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Seated in vajrasana with both hands resting on his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing monastic robe including a mantle falling in heavy pleats down his legs, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows running into his nose-bridge, urna at his fore-head, painted facial details,... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2021

A massive polychrome painted stucco head of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 237. A massive polychrome painted stucco head of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 72cm (28 3/8in) high. Sold for £ 21,500 (€ 25,538) (Est: £15,000 - £20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The full face finely modelled with slender bow-shaped eyes and hooded eyelids, all below arched eyebrows extending to a broad straight nose and full red lips, the forehead centred with a circular indentation once holding a jewelled urna, the cheeks flanked by a pair of long pendulous ears, all below the combed hair piled... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2021

Tête de Buddha, Sud du Cambodge ou Sud du Vietnam, ca 7°-9° siècles

Lot 105. Tête de Buddha, Sud du Cambodge ou Sud du Vietnam, ca 7°-9° siècles. Grès avec restes de laques. H. 56 cm. Résultat 33 800 EUR. (Est: €4,000 - €6,000). © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Importante tête présentant les caractères classiques du Buddha, avec les paupières baissées et les lèvres charnues exprimant une belle intériorité. Les oreilles présentent la classique distension des lobes, et le sommet de la tête surmonté de l’usnîsa est recouvert des classiques boucles de la chevelure.Ce style particulier... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2021

A magnificent and extremely rare large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century

Lot 3651. A magnificent and extremely rare large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century; 85 by 72 by h. 122 cm. Lot sold: 18,325,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's impressively cast and rendered seated in dhyanasana with the hands held in uttarabodhi mudra before the chest, portrayed clad in loose robes draping over the shoulders and exposing the chest and dhoti tied around the waist, depicted with... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2021

A Rare Bronze figure, 5th-6th century or Later

Lot 157. A Rare Bronze figure, 5th-6th century or Later; 10 1/16in (25.5cm) high, stand. Sold for US$ 69,062 (€ 58,836). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Depicting the young Buddha in a rare pose with arms falling at his side and palms up outward in a gesture of compassion, his lithe body draped in a loincloth, his face set in a benign expression and framed by hair drawn up in a domed topknot, the back of his head set with a small tab for attachment, the surface with a mottled brown patina and recessed patches of... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE

Lot 182. A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE; 13 3/8in (33.9cm) high. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 62,812. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The squared face showing crisp brows, elongated eyes with heavy lids, a long triangular nose with wide nostrils and a subtle smile issuing from thick lips, all below a high crown fronted by an oval jewel-centered plaque with raised scroll borders set between rosettes issuing beaded... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

Three stone carvings of Buddhist heads, Tang dynasty or later

Lot 1104. Three stone carvings of Buddhist heads, Tang dynasty or later; largest h. 13cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 69,300 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong, 1995. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
03 septembre 2021

Bonhams presents The Claude de Marteau Collection Treasures from Tibet, Nepal, India and Southeast Asia

A grey schist Buddha sculpted in the ancient region of Gandhara in the circa 3rd century. The Claude de Marteau Collection. Courtesy Bonhams. Bonhams is honoured to present the first exhibition of The Claude de Marteau Collection, taking place in Brussels, on 10-19 September 2021, before embarking on a world tour from Brussels to Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and New York. A unique accumulation of artworks gathered over decades by the late dealer and collector, the collection spans works created over 1,500 years in the... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2021

A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)

Lot 1076. A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550); 50.8 by 23 by 14 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 176,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
03 septembre 2021

A bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century

Lot 1074. A bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century; 21.7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 63,000 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021