12 novembre 2019

Tête de Bodhisattva, Chine, c. 19° siècle

Lot 221. Tête de Bodhisattva, Chine, c. 19° siècle. Alliage cuivreux. H. 42 cm. Est: €2,000 - €3,000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Importante tête de bodhisattva portant une image bouddhique difficilement reconnaissable dans sa coiffure, rendant l’identification précise de cette divinité délicate à déterminer. Restes d’une ancienne étiquette de collection au dos. Provenance : - Ancienne collection Belge. Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal, 20 Novembre... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2019

Buddha, Chine, Dynastie des Qi du Nord, 6° siècle

Lot 176. Buddha, Chine, Dynastie des Qi du Nord, 6° siècle. Marbre. H. 41 cm. Estimate €4,000 - €6,000. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr Le vêtement plissé collant au corps avec rabat sur l’épaule indique que la divinité initialement représentée debout était très probablement un Buddha. On notera le beau modelé du corps apparaissant sous le plissé. Accidents et manques visibles. Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Arts d’Asie - Art Tribal, 20 Novembre 2019. Expert: Cabinet Daffos-Estournel. Tel. :... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 186.  A gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 33 cm, 13 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 81,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast with eight arms and eleven heads arranged in four tiers and surmounted by Amitabha, standing on a double-lotus base, the principle hands held in anjali mudra, the others fanned out and holding respective attributes, adorned with beaded jewellery and clad in a long scarf with ends... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's seated in lalitasana, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left positioned on the side, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces to the chest and around the waist, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 24.3 cm, 9⅝ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand holding a vajra, sumptuously adorned with jewellery and a dhoti, with a long celestial scarf draped across the shoulders and arms, the meditative face framed by large earrings and an elaborate five-pointed crown, the hair gathered in an elaborate... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A rare large gilt-bronze votive figure of Padmapani, Northern Wei dynasty, fourth year of the Yongping period, 511 AD

Lot 181. A rare large gilt-bronze votive figure of Padmapani, Northern Wei dynasty, fourth year of the Yongping period, corresponding to 511 AD. Height 29 cm, 11⅜ in. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 325,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's well cast standing in abhanga on a lotus pedestal base, the left hand holding a stem and the other grasping a flask, the slender body dressed with a diaphanous dhoti and long scarf draping over the shoulders and upper arms,... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

A very rare carved wood figure of Guanyin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 50.  A very rare carved wood figure of Guanyin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 57cm (22 1/2in) high. Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000 (€ 70,000 - 93,000). Sold for £ 93,812 (€ 109,539). Photo: Bonhams.  The Goddess of Mercy seated in the posture of rajalilasana or 'royal ease' on a rock and wave base representing Mount Potalaka, leaning on her left arm with her head inclined to the right, the right hand holding a loop of drapery, the left foot resting on a small lotus pod, the serene face... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2019

A very rare limestone bust of the Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 36.  A very rare limestone bust of the Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 56cm (22in) high. Estimate: £50,000 - 80,000 (€ 58,000 - 93,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.  Expertly carved with serene face, the eyes down-cast in meditation, the body slightly elongated and wearing a close-fitting robe defined by shallowly-incised incision lines, the stone with traces of red pigment, malachite and gold remainings, the curls of the hair with traces of lapis lazuli, stand.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2019

A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618)

Lot 39.  A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618); 36cm (14 1/4in) high. Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 70,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.  The smoothly carved face with meditative expression, the heavilly lidded eyes down-cast beneath arched brows, the thin nose above gently curving lips, the hair carved as tight curls, all between long pendulous ears, the stone of dark-grey and yellow-ochre tone, stand.  Property from the Collection of John... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Gilt-Bronze Standing Figure of Shakyamuni, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3022. A Gilt-Bronze Standing Figure of Shakyamuni, Liao Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 20.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 356,868 - 484,321). Sold price: HKD 3,304,000 (USD 421,105). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: A European private collection. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019