30 mai 2020

A rare gilt and polychrome zitan figure of Shri Devi, Tibet, 16th – 17th century

Lot 5091. A rare gilt and polychrome zitan figure of Shri Devi, Tibet, 16th – 17th century; 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated on a mule with a saddle made of human skin within a flaming mandorla atop a sea of blood on a mountainous base, depicted with a ferocious expression and a third eye surmounted by flaming hair secured by a skull diadem, her left hand holding a skull cup... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

A rare gilt-inscribed and lacquered zitan figure of Amitabha Buddha, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 5051. A rare gilt-inscribed and lacquered zitan figure of Amitabha Buddha, Tibet, 17th century; 28.4 cm, 11 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 68,750 HKD (8,135 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated in the form of Amitabha seated in vajraparyankasana on a beaded-edged lotus base with the hands held in dhyanamudra at the lap probably to hold the kalasha, rendered clothed in garment draped over the left shoulder and revealing the... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5121. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century; 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 75,000 HKD (8,874 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender bodhisattva finely carved standing in an elegant posture in tribhanga atop a double-lotus pedestal, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand lowered each holding the stem of the lotus blossoming at his shoulder, adorned with long flowing... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century

Lot 5012. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century; 35.4 cm, 13 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Sold for 87,500 HKD (10,353 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. heavily carved seated on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dharmachakra mudra, wearing a voluminous robe wrapped across one shoulder with brocade borders rendered in gilt-lacquer against the dark brown ground, the gilt-lacquered face crowned with a peaked hat. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2020

A gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Nepal, 15th century

Lot 53. A gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Nepal, 15th century; 25.8cm (10 1/8) high. Estimate £15,000-25,000. Sold for £80,500 (€ 90,087). Photo: Bonhams. The Buddha seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, his hands raised and placed on his lap respectively in bhumisparsa mudra, simplistically attired with a shanghati draped across the left shoulder, bordered with beaded and floral hems, the benevolent face with downcast eyes inlaid with a turquoise urna, under a prominent domed usnisha formed with coiled... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Manibhadra, Tibet, 18th century

Lot 202. A gilt-bronze figure of Manibhadra, Tibet, 18th century; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate GBP 4,000 — 6,000. Lot sold 16,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast seated on a galloping donkey, the right hand held to the chest the left hand raised and holding a conch shell, wearing robes, a billowing scarf and a five leaf diadem, on a later matched lotus base Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015
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28 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Lot 159. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a doublelotus base with his hands in dharmachakramudra, dressed in a sanghati elegantly draped over the shoulder and elbow, the face with bow-shaped mouth and elongated eyes flanked by pendent earlobes, the hair in tight curls over the usnisa... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Tibet, 18th-19th century

Lot 42. A large gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Tibet, 18th-19th century; 38.5cm (15 1/8in) high. Estimate HK$ 150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,853). Photo: Bonhams. Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with one hand raised in vitarka mudra and the other placed on his lap, wearing long flowing pleated robes, detailed with incised floral scrolls at the hems, the cold-gilt face with a strict expression. Provenance: A European private collection. Note: The Qing emperors and... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century

Lot 89. A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century; 21.3 (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 33,750 (€ 38,622). © Bonhams. The six-armed deity standing on two prostrate elephant-headed figures over a lotus base, surrounded by the orange pristine awareness fire, the main hands holding the wish-fulfilling jewel and a skull cup filled with jewels, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with various jewellery and streaming ribbons, the face surmounted by a five-jewelled tiara,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 88. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century; 18.5cm (7 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 35,761). © Bonhams. The figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms in dharamcakra mudra, holding two stalks of uptala lotus and wearing a graceful dhoti and a shawl on the shoulders, adorned with various jewellery, the face with a benevolent expression and hair arranged in a high chignon surrounded by a five-leaf tiara, the base sealed and incised with a... [Lire la suite]