02 juillet 2020

A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576

  Lot 6033. A gilt-bronze votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, Northern Qi dynasty, Wuping, dated 576; 14.2 cm, 5½ in. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 275,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Susan Chen, Hong Kong. Note: The inscription on this rare finely cast votive figure can be paraphrased to indicate that on the eighth day of the fourth month of the seventh year of Wuping, a figure of Avalokiteshvara was commissioned to commemorate the death of... [Lire la suite]

20 juin 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of Boddhisattva, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 19. A small gilt-bronze figure of Boddhisattva, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 12,1 cm, 4¾ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold 4,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assise en dhyanasana, les mains en vitarka mudra, la gauche au-dessus de l'aine tenant une perle sacrée, la droite levée devant l'épaule, le torse découvert paré de bijoux, le visage serein surmonté d'une couronne ouvragée, socle en bois (2). Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 18 Juin 2020
04 juin 2020

A Gandhara grey schist Buddha, 4th century

Lot 68. A Gandhara grey schist Buddha, 4th century; 40cm high. Sold for £9,800. © 2020 Sworders. the seated figure with legs crossed and his hands resting in his lap in Dhyana mudra, wearing a pleated sanghati, with loose scoop neck collar, his serene face with bow-shaped lips, downcast eyes, finely arched eyebrows, with pierced elongated ear lobes, wavy hair and ushnisha, with the remains of a halo, the front base carved with smaller figures of a bodhisattva with a turban and halo, flanked by... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2020

A life-size fragmentary gilt-bronze arm of Buddha, Ming dynasty

Lot 5001. A life-size fragmentary gilt-bronze arm of Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 56.5 by 52.5 cm, 22 1/4  by 21 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 275,000 HKD (32,538 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast as a complete section for the assembly of a massive gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, the shoulder slightly crushed due to deconsecration or anti-Buddhist desecration but the remainder of the slender and slightly elongated arm left intact and clad in a slightly flaring... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577)

Lot 5030. A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577); 23.8 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 260,000 — 280,000 HKD. Sold for 325,000 HKD (38,454 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bodhisattva portrayed as the Lord of Tusita, modelled in the round seated in lalitasana on a raised circular base with the left leg crossed over the right knee, his right hand resting on his left foot while the right arm (now... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2020

A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5103. A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14.6 cm,  5 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. sensitively carved as the sensuous full face of the Bodhisattava, portrayed with slender almost half-closed eyes beneath arched eyebrows exquisitely depicted with fluidly carved lines tapering at the ends, the small bud mouth with soft contours and superbly rendered pursed into a faint... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2020

A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century

Lot 115. A rare pale green jade carving of Buddha and a stand, 18th-19th century; 20.6cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £15,000-20,000. Sold for £68,500 (€ 76,657). Photo: Bonhams. Intricately carved from a lustrous and attractive stone of pale green tone, the Buddha seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, with downcast eyes and a serene expressive below an ushnisa formed with tightly coiled curls topped by an urna, dressed in a flowing robe draped in rounded folds at the front, the hands... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2020

A fine gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century

Lot 51. A fine gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century; 55.2cm (21 3/4in) high. Estimate £5,000-8,000. Sold for £80,500 (€ 90,087). Photo: Bonhams. Seated in dhyanasana, the Buddha carved with downcast eyes forming a serene expression, the right hand casually placed on the lap with the other slightly raised in bhumisparsa mudra, dressed in long flowing robes detailed with draping folds and loosely open at the bare chest, with a prominent usnisha formed with tightly coiled curls.  Property... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2020

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 64. A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 86cm (33 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 80,000-120,000. Sold for £ 206,500 (€ 231,624). Photo Bonhams. The impressive Goddess of Mercy finely carved seated with the right knee raised supporting her elbow, the limbs of elegant proportion, the flowing robes falling in graceful folds around the body and opening at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace above a sash tied in a bow at the waist, the broad face... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period, circa 1770

Lot 162. A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Qianlong period, circa 1770; 20,4cm high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 100,000 (€ 11,862). Photo: Bonhams. Cast seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth with foliate edges and a long cloth draped over the front, the back fitted with a separate flaming mandorla, the Bodhisattva with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing robes draped over one shoulder and a foliate crown, the face with a serene expression, with a four-character inscription on the... [Lire la suite]