01 février 2021

A rare parcel-gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, 15th-16th century

Lot 267. A rare parcel-gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, 15th-16th century; H. 41,3 cm. Estimate: € 10,000 - €15,000. Result: € 55.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from an old German private collection, bought prior 1990. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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31 décembre 2020

A large carved polychrome stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1052. A large carved polychrome stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 63 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020  
31 décembre 2020

A carved stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1044. A carved stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 41 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
31 décembre 2020

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

Lot 1044. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; h. 22 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Vajradhara is revered as the primordial or Adi Buddha. The embodiment of the mind of enlightenment, Vajradhara is the source of the Five Dhyani Buddhas which represent the five qualities of Buddhahood. Vajradhara is seated cross-legged in vajraparyankasana atop a double-lotus pedestal; the hands crossed in front... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2020

A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 1040. A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty; h. 34 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 40,320 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
13 novembre 2020

A large wood figure of 'Water-Moon' Guanyin, Probably Qing Dynasty

  Lot 11. A large wood figure of 'Water-Moon' Guanyin, Probably Qing Dynasty; 82cm (32 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000-20,000. Sold for £ 60,062 (€ 66,910). Courtesy Bonhams. The deity finely carved with a gentle, contemplative expression, the hair worn in a topknot with knotted tresses falling over the shoulders, seated in rajalalitasana with right arm resting on the raised right knee, the left hand resting on the level surface to support the weight, wearing a sash tied across the left shoulder and... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2020

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Xuande incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 107. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjushri, Xuande incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1426-1435); 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with four arms. The upper right hand is wielding a sword above his head and the lower left hand is holding a lotus stem. The body is richly covered with elaborate jewellery chains... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2020

A large parcel-gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin,

Lot 107. A large parcel-gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in dhyanasana, the right hand raised before her and the left hand with palm upturned holding the flaming pearl. The bejewelled deity wears loose robes open at the chest to reveal a necklace, the hems of the robe are decorated with a floral scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2020

A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 106. A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The deity is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra, the gesture of teaching, and the left hand holding a cup. The figure has downcast eyes and hair upswept into a top knot surmounted by a flower bud beneath an... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later

Lot 155. A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later; 96cm high (37 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 76,268). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the stone of a very pale green-white... [Lire la suite]