13 janvier 2023

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty

Lot 537. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 22.1 cm, wood stand. Lot sold: 189,000 GBP (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

12 janvier 2023

A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 313. A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 36 cm, 14⅛ in. Lot sold: 47,880 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a Italian Private Collection. Note: The historical Shakyamuni Buddha is envisaged in this statue seated in dhyanasana at Bodh Gaya in eastern India, having vowed to remain in meditation to penetrate the mystery of samsara. He was interrupted by the demon... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2023

A large parcel-gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 312. A large parcel-gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 63.5 cm, 25 in. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a Viennese Private Collection. Note: Remarkable for its bold modelling and heavy casting, the present figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in on an elaborate lotus pedestal, is a fine example from the late Ming dynasty. The iconographic form - in which the Buddha is... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2023

A bronze torso of a Bodhisattva, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 217. A bronze torso of a Bodhisattva, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty; Height 47 cm, 18½ in. Lot sold: 52,920 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a European Private Collection. Provenance: JBerwald Oriental Art Ltd., London, 12th June 2003. Note: This particularly moving figure represents an evolution from the traditional iconography of the Song dynasty (960-1279) Buddhist sculpture. Its salient stylistic features probably mark... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2023

A large lacquered wood seated figure of Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty

  Lot 236. A large lacquered wood seated figure of Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty; Height 47 cm, 18½ in. Lot sold: 2,520 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a European Private Collection. Provenance: J.A.N. Fine Art, London, 9th June 2003. Sotheby's. Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022
11 janvier 2023

A polychrome-painted stucco head of a Bodhisattva, Song-Yuan dynasty

        Lot 236. A polychrome-painted stucco head of a Bodhisattva, Song-Yuan dynasty; Height 37.5 cm, 14¾ in. Lot sold: 2,520 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 - 4,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: J.A.N. Fine Art, London, 9th June 2003. Sotheby's. Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

04 janvier 2023

Standing Guanyin, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Standing Guanyin, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Wood with traces of gesso, polychromy and gilding, 162.9 x 55.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1980.80.
27 décembre 2022

A black limestone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-535)

Lot 212. A black limestone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-535). Height 36.5 cm, 14¼ in. Lot sold: £5,670 (Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a distinguished European Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Filosa (by repute).Collection of J. C. Moreau-Gobard, Paris (by repute).Acquired by the present owner in 2001. Note: The graceful yet dynamic composition of this stele expresses the transcendental majesty of the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

A rare and important sandstone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)

Lot 211. A rare and important sandstone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550). Height 36.5 cm, 14¼ in. Lot sold: £252,000 (Estimate: £200,000 - 300,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a distinguished European Private Collection. Provenance: Offered at Christie's London, 6th June 2000, lot 186. Note: The graceful yet dynamic composition of this stele expresses the transcendental majesty of the Buddhist subject. The central Buddha, probably Shakyamuni,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

A marble torso of Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (589-907)

Lot 209. A  marble torso of Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (589-907). Height 36.5 cm, 14¼ in. Lot sold: £27,720 (Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. Property from a distinguished European Private Collection. Provenance: Michel Beurdeley, Paris.Christie's Paris, 26th November 2002, lot 265. Literature: Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt and Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard, Arts de la chine, Fribourg, 1960, p. 268-269. Sotheby's. Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022