09 novembre 2018

A rare large iron bust of the Buddha, Tang-Ming Dynasty

Lot 30. A rare large iron bust of the Buddha, Tang-Ming Dynasty; 60cm (23 3/4in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 87,500 (€ 100,513). © Bonhams. Finely cast with eyes slightly down-turned in serene expression, dressed in long flowing robes with draping folds, loosely open at the bare chest, with a prominent usnisha formed from tightly coiled curls, stand. Provenance: Stephen K.C. Lo, P.C.Lu Works of Art Ltd., Hong Kong, 25 April 1993Jean-Yves Ollivier Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

Exceptionally rare Imperial nine-dragon dish is top seller at Bonhams Asian Week sales

Lot 153. Imperial underglaze-blue and iron-red enamel 'nine-dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period. Sold for £536,750 (€ 615,800). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- An exceptionally rare and large Imperial underglaze-blue and iron-red enamel 'nine-dragon' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795), sold for £536,750 at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale in London today (Thursday, 8 November). It had been estimated at £400,000 – 600,000. Bonhams Global Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Asaph Hyman... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

Importante tête de Buddha, Nord Thailande-Laos, ca 16°-17° siècle

Lot 29. Importante tête de Buddha, Nord Thailande-Laos, ca 16°-17° siècle. Alliage cuivreux. H. 45,5 cm. Estimation €10,000 - €15,000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris.  Cette tête de dimension exceptionnelle est un bon exemple de la diffusion du style siamois développé durant la période dite d’Ayutthaya dans le nord de la Thaïlande et au Laos. On notera les profondes cavités oculaires attestant qu’elles furent autrefois incrustées d’inclusions destinées à créer un regard, les oreilles aux classiques... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

Guanyin, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279 – 1368)

Lot 25. Guanyin, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279 – 1368). Marbre polychrome. H. 36,5 cm. Estimation €15,000 - €25,000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris.  Le bodhisattva est assis dans l’attitude dite d’aisance royale (Mâhârâjalîlasana), en appui sur son bras droit, le gauche venant reposer sur son genou relevé tout en maintenant un rosaire. Sa poitrine est ornée de bijoux, et son front ceint d’une couronne à cinq fleurons ornés des cinq tathâgata. Le socle arbore encore les restes d’inscriptions... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

A rare Chinese bronze figure of the ascetic Buddha Shakyamuni, 17th-18th century

Lot 11. A rare Chinese bronze figure of the ascetic Buddha Shakyamuni, 17th-18th century. H. 16.5 cm. Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000. Result € 7.000. © AAG The emaciated figure is seated with his long hands supported on his bent raised knee, his dhoti falling open to reveal his skeletal rib cage, his face finely modelled with downcast eyes and benign expression, the bronze patinated to a dark brownish-black colour with traces of gilding at the extremities.  Provenance: Private collection, the Netherlands. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

A Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 16. A Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. H. 37 cm. Estimate € 20.000 - 30.000. Result € 50.000. © AAG The deity seated in padmasana, the right hand raised in karanamudra and the left holding a cup, dressed in long robes decorated with flowers at the hems, wearing ornate jewellery and a crown set with a small figure of Amitabha Buddha. Provenance: - Collection Jan van Haaften (1869-1931), commander of the guard of the Dutch legation in Beijing from 10... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2018

A white marble head of Mahasthamaprapta, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 31. A white marble head of Mahasthamaprapta, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate: £250,000.00 - £300,000.00 (€ 280,000 - 340,000). Sold for £ 308,750 (€ 354,221). © Bonhams. The face gracefully carved with ample rounded brows tapering above slender undulating eyes barely open in meditation, the nose flaring above a sensuous bud mouth, with pendulous ears and hair arranged into a tall chignon secured by a delicate, foliate headdress tied with ribbons at the sides. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

A rare grey limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 84. A rare grey limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33.5 cm, 13 in. Estimate £40,000 - £0,000. © Sotheby's. octagonally facetted with alternating broad and narrow niches, the broad niche enclosing the Buddha seated on a pedestal base, wearing long flowing robes open at the chest and extending down over the edge of the base in deep U-shaped folds, flanked by similarly dressed standing Bodhisattva, the stone of a pale grey tone.  Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

Guanyin, Chine, dynastie des Yuan-Ming, 14° 15°siècle

Lot 24. Guanyin, Chine, dynastie des Yuan-Ming, 14° 15°siècle. Bois. H. 96 cm. Estimation: €30,000 - €40,000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris. La divinité repose dans l’attitude dite d’aisance royale (Mâhârâjalîlasana), son avant bras gauche reposant sur son genou relevé. Un collier orfévré laisse retomber des pendeloques sur la poitrine, et une couronne à trois fleurons repose sur le front, entourant le chignon enroulé sur lui même. On notera les restes de polychromie et de dorure. Bien que faisant encore... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2018

A rare large gilt-bronze figure of Bhaishajyaguru on a lotus base, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 61. A rare large gilt-bronze figure of Bhaishajyaguru on a lotus base, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 81 cm, 32 in. Est: £40,000 - £60,000. Lot sold £250,000 (€286,326). © Sotheby's. the Medicine Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, wearing a long flowing garment with floral hem open at the chest, the right hand holding a slice of fruit, the serene face with meditative expression below thin arched brows and an urna, surmounted by hair arranged in rows of small whorls and a... [Lire la suite]
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