16 juillet 2019

A celadon bowl, Goryeo Dynasty (12th century)

Lot 98. A celadon bowl, Goryeo Dynasty (12th century); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The deep bowl with lobed rim, molded with a central roundel of a fish, encircled by a scenery of lotus pond including ducks and Chinese children (karako), covered with a glaze of soft sea-green tone. Provenance: Private collection, Japan.  Note: This beautiful bowl represents the peak of celadon wares... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

A Korean celadon foliate rim dish, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century

Lot 48. A Korean celadon foliate rim dish, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century.Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. © Sotheby's with straight flaring sides rising to the notched rim, the interior divided into eight panels, each incised with a stylized lotus spray, beneath a foliate scroll at the rim, the well incised with a larger lotus spray, the incised sprays repeated on the exterior and base, all covered with a gray-green... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2712. A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The figure of Guanyin is depicted with three heads, two of which have wrathful expressions; and six arms, the principal left hand carrying a precious pearl. His body is draped by elaborate bejewelled ornaments. He sits on a rocky throne, with lotus petals and small devotional... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2711. A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain pointed dagger. The back is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2019

A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century

Lot 36. A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century; 30 in. (76.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Clad in a short sampot carved with parallel pleats and secured with a jeweled belt and with a double-butterfly sash in front, his rounded face with delicately outlined lips and long pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in a conical topknot centered by a diminutive figure of... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

The “Luck of Yunnan”. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century

Lot 813. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 1,935,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall, slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarkamudra and left held in varadamudra, the long hair drawn up into a tall coiffure (jatamukuta) bound by a band and elaborately dressed in twisted cords... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 742. A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate $8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The deep, rounded body is covered with a glaze of rich milky blue tone thinning to mushroom on the rim, and a circle on the interior is left unglazed.. Provenance: Cleveland Museum of Art; Christie's New York, 21 September 2000, lot 288 (part). Note: Compare the Junyao bowl of similar form included in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century. Pottery with slip. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm); D. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. (0.9 kg). Lent by Dorothy Tapper Goldman Collection. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This plump male child is a rare example of secular figural sculpture from the Song dynasty. It was made at a moment when Song sculpture reached a pinnacle of naturalism. Song historical texts and archaeological discoveries indicate that this type of pottery doll (nihai’er),... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2018

A Dingyao bowl, China, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 53. A Dingyao bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century. D. : 16,3 cm (6 1/2 in.). Estimate: €800 - €1,200 (US$903 - US$1,355). Invendu. © Artcurial. En forme de fleur épanouie, la bordure lobée, reposant sur un petit pied. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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09 décembre 2018

A Jian 'hare's fur' bowl, China, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 52. A Jian 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century. D. : 10,7 cm (4 1/4 in.). Estimate: €400 - €600 (US$451 - US$677). Vendu 520 €. © Artcurial. Tronconique, la bordure légèrement évasée, reposant sur un petit pied et recouvert d'une glaçure brune et bleu nuit imitant la fourrure de lièvre ; deux petits éclats restaurés. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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