15 septembre 2019

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century

Lot 857. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th-18th century. Figure 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high; base 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 387,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated with the principal pair of hands are clasped at the chest in anjali mudra, and twelve further pairs of hands, which once held various attributes, arrayed around the body. The principal head is flanked... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century

Lot 304. A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the seated bodhisattva finely cast in vajraparyankasana with the lowered proper left hand cradling a cinatamani pearl, the opposite hand in vitarka mudra, an elaborate diadem encircling a coiled topknot and crowning the broad, rounded face with gently arched brows framing... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 310. A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated regally in vajraparyankasana, the bodhisattva of the underworld crowned with a diadem of five lobed and pierced cartouches housing the five Tathagata Buddhas, with luxuriant, wide sashes flanking the body, the chest inscribed with an outlined wan framed by the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 313. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the upturned soles of the feet each inscribed with a four-spoked dharmacakra, the hands in dhyana mudra, the dhoti sashed at the waist and the hems of the garments delicately chased with a brocade pattern of scrolling lotus, the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 323. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the figure cast seated, with the proper right hand raised in the abhaya mudra, the hair in neat spirals around the ushnisha and extending to a low and straight hairline just above prominent arched brows, the features crisply cast between full and rounded cheeks, the robe open... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A rare inscribed gilt-silver figure of Amitabha, dated Wanli 20th year, corresponding to 1592

Lot 311. A rare inscribed gilt-silver figure of Amitabha, dated Wanli 20th year, corresponding to 1592. Height 14 1/3  in., 36.5 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 137,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Buddha cast in vajraparyankasana and dhyana mudra with the palms incised with six-spoke dharmacakra, the hair in neat whorls over the ushnisha and the face in a serene state of meditation, wearing a kasaya of... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 309. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 36 in., 91.5 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 175,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the maternal emanation of the bodhisattva adorned in a long cowl sheltering the Amitabha crown above a neatly coiled and combed coiffure, the small, round face of the principal figure with hooded eyes and peaceful gaze, a tiered necklace framed by the open cowl with a... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

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

Lot 315. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 7/8  in., 22.6 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the corpulent jovial figure cast seated and at ease, holding a small attribute in the proper left hand, the rotund belly protruding from a loosely draped robe with chased lotus meander borders secured at the waist with a tasseled belt, raised on a rounded cushion, supported on a floral... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 312. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 14 3/4  in., 37.4 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, with the hands in abhaya and varada mudra, the shoulders flanked by a bird and a chilug ewer borne on blossoming lotuses from vines stemming from the hands, a small Amitabha figure enclosed within... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th century

Lot 314. A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, 17th century. Height 16 1/8  in., 41 cm. Estimate USD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 475,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  finely cast, seated in dhayasana on a double-lotus base with the right hand raised holding a willow branch or lotus stem (now missing), the left hand in the lap turned upwards supporting a beaker, attired in flowing robes falling in symmetrical folds around the body, the edges and hem with... [Lire la suite]