18 mai 2018

A rare limestone head of Guanyin, 12th-13th century

Lot 64. A rare limestone head of Guanyin, 12th-13th century; 43.3cm (17in) high. Estimate £50,000 - 80,000. Sold for £ 62,500 (€ 71,551) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The head finely carved in sensuous volumes, the full fleshy face with slightly downcast eyes accentuated by wide arched eyebrows, straight nose, plump pouty lips and subtle double-chin, the forehead with a circular recess to hold the urna, with pendulous ears and neatly-dressed hair drawn up in a high chignon secured by a foliate... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

Two stone figures of Guanyin, Liao-Song Dynasty

Lot 63. Two stone figures of Guanyin, Liao-Song Dynasty; 96.5cm (37 6/8in) high; the second figure: 92cm (36 2/8in) high. (2). Estimate: £ 50,000 - 80,000 (US$ 70,435 - 112,697). Sold for £ 37,500 (€ 42,930) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Both figures seated in dhyanasana, dressed in long flowing robes open at the chest revealing a beaded necklace suspended with multiple tassels and hanging loosely in crisp folds over the edge of a rectangular pedestal, the serene faces with downcast eyes, traces of... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2018

A large finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, and a bronze stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 166. A large finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, and a bronze stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 31 1/8 in. (79 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The figure is cast seated in padmasana holding a willow stem in the raised right hand and a cup in the left, with a serene expression with downcast eyes. Her finely detailed hair is upswept into a top knot beneath an openwork crown centred with... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 986. A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  With bow-shaped mouth, full cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes, the tight rows of hair surmounted by a tall diadem centered with an image of Amitabha. Provenance: Mrs. Brooke Astor, New York.Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007. Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 983. A gilt-bronze figure of a Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on the back of a recumbent elephant with the left leg crossed over the right and holding a scroll in his left hand, clad in heavy robes tied at the waist with a knot, the serene face flanked by long locks of hair and surmounted by a small tiara. Provenance: Mrs. Abby Aldrich... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 984. A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, China, 17th-18th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Seated on a double cushion incised with large foliate medallions and a diaper pattern, the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left held in the lap, dressed in heavy robes with foliate-patterned hems, with a lotus blossom at each shoulder, one supporting a book, the face with jovial expression below... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2018

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 981. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 372,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on on a separately-cast double-lotus base with his right hand invaradamudra and his left held in his lap, clad in voluminous robes with incised hems, the face serene in expression below the snail-shell curls of hair over the ushnisha. Provenance: Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvera, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2265. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvera, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 9½ in. (24 cm.) overall height. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 5,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The finely cast figure is seating above a separately cast stand of overlapping lotus petals in dhyanasana with hands in dharmacakra mudra, each holding the stem of a lotus that rises to the shoulder. The face of the figure shows a benevolent expression with a downcast... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2018

An Imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 982. An Imperial gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 2,532,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dhyanamudra, clad in a voluminous dhoti and adorned with various jewelry and with a rippling ribbon, the ends of which elegantly fall over the front edge of the base, the face with serene expression... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

Buddhist sculptures on view at the Georgia Museum of Art

Head from temple near Rawalpini, ca. 300 BCE. Clay 3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gift of W. P. Jacocks, 58.2.19 . ATHENS, GA.- Long before the current countries of the Middle East existed, an ancient kingdom known as Gandhāra spanned present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. Once heralded as the Crossroads of Asia, it fused Greco-Roman aesthetics with Indian forms between 1500 BCE and 535 CE. These cultural traditions and artistic expressions are on view at... [Lire la suite]