05 avril 2022

A large iron Buddha head, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 774. A large iron Buddha head, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911); 18 1⁄2 in. (47 cm.) high, softwood stand. Price realised USD 35,280 (Estimate USD 5,000 – USD 7,000). © Christie's 2022 The face has a contemplative expression framed by the elongated ear lobes and the wavy hair of the usnisa. Property Formerly in the Collection of Doris Gottlieb Brickner and Dr. Manuel Gottlieb Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2022

A polychrome wood seated figure of the 'Water-Moon’ Guanyin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 767. A polychrome wood seated figure of the 'Water-Moon’ Guanyin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 56 in. (142.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 52,920 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva is shown seated in lalitasana, the 'posture of royal ease', with right arm extended to the side and resting on the bent right knee while the left hangs pendent, wearing a loosely draped shawl and scarves over the shoulder, arms and around the torso. The face is carved... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2022

An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

  Lot 52. An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Height 5¾ in., 14.8 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 USD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.5.3.  Note: This rare scholar's object, a bronze cast of a Tang dynasty stone stele, had a specially made wood stand, which was inscribed in 1798, 1799, 1816, and 1831. This bronze... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2022

A rare inscribed 'Huanghuashi' limestone Buddhist stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated Jiande 2nd year, corresponding to 573

  Lot 51. A rare inscribed 'Huanghuashi' limestone Buddhist stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated Jiande 2nd year, corresponding to 573. Height 5¾ in., 14.8 cm. Lot sold: 17,640 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 28th January 1958, lot 10.  Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.5.1.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection.... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2022

A polychrome lacquered wood figure of a luohan, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 769. A polychrome lacquered wood figure of a luohan, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,680. © Christie's 2022 The seated figure is shown with the hands held before the chest and wearing simple loose robes painted dark red. His head is turned slightly to the right and his face with strong features are accented by a short curly beard, mustache and brows, and piercing, black-inset eyes. Provenance: Sold for the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2022

A polychrome stucco figure of a bodhisattva, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 768. A polychrome stucco figure of a bodhisattva, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century; 22 1⁄2 in. (57.2 cm.) high, acrylic stand. Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,080. © Christie's 2022 The standing bodhisattva wears sweeping robes decorated in colorful shades of red, orange, and green with highlights in gilt, and is holding a floral stem with both hands. The delicate facial features are set in a serene expression and the hair is arranged in a topknot. ... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2022

A wood figure of seated Guanyin, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 766. A wood figure of seated Guanyin, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 21 3⁄4 in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The figure is shown seated in padmasana with the right hand raised in vitarkamudra and the left hand resting in varada mudra, wearing loose, voluminous robes. The face has a serene expression, and the hair is arranged in a tall chignon secured with a headdress decorated with a small seated figure. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2022

A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 765. A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 14 1⁄2 in. (37 cm.) high, black marble stand. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The face is carved with a small mouth and half-lidded eyes below elegant brows, finely coiffed hair, and a prominent urna. The elaborate crown is decorated in the center with Amitabha Buddha seated on a lotus throne, surrounded by scrolls of floral medallions.  Property Formerly in the Collection of Doris... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 749. A gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 4 3⁄4 in. (12 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised  USD 113,400.© Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on an elevated lotus base, with his right hand held in abhayamudra and left hand in varadamudra, wearing a simple loose robe open at the front to reveal his chest. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century

Lot 747. A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century; 22 1⁄2 in. (57.1 cm.) high, oak stand. Estimate USD 2,000,000 – USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,580,000. © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva is shown standing with both hands slightly raised with palms up, and holding in the proper left hand an ambrosia bottle (kundika). He wears a dhoti gathered by a sash around the waist and an abundance of... [Lire la suite]