20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2019

A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle,xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century

Lot 757. A Cizhou-type russet-decorated blackish-brown-glazed bottle, xiaokou ping, Jin dynasty, 13th century; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The broad ovoid bottle is covered with a blackish-brown glaze and is freely painted in russet with a leafy chrysanthemum spray. The bottom of the foot is unglazed, Japanese double wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2019

A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century

Lot 872. A Cizhou bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 13th century. Diameter 11.4 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €2.000. Result: €1.125. © Lempertz. Shallow bowl with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered with a translucent glaze and decorated on a white slip in red, green and yellow with a floral spray, in the center encircled by two concentric bands. Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2018

A Vietnamese ceramic storage jar and cover, Ly dynasty, 13th century

Lot 586. Grande jarre couverte en céramique à glaçure beige craquelée, Vietnam, Dynastie Ly, XIIIe siècle. Hauteur : 40 cm. Estimation: 800 € / 1 000 €. Adjugé 7 500 €. Courtesy Artprecium. Éclats et égrenures.  Provenance : - Ancienne Collection Pouyanne (étiquette). - Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1060. A Vietnamese ceramic storage jar and cover, Ly dynasty, 13th century. Arts d'Asie chez Artprecium, 75009... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 185. A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61641; 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Sold for HK$ 118,750 (€ 13,129). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Jerome Beagle, 1999. Note: Here, three-eyed Acala steps to the right and firmly anchors his left knee on the lotus base, displaying the strength of the "Immovable One". Two forms of Acala exist in the kneeling posture – the blue-bodied Nila... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2018

A molded Qingbai octagonal vase, Southern Song- early Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 1300. A molded Qingbai octagonal vase, Southern Song- early Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each facet is divided into two registers, the lower molded with tall stems of either lotus, two different peonies, or chrysanthemum, below smaller flower sprigs on the shoulder, all repeated on the other side and separated by vertical ribs. The vase is covered with a glaze of pale blue color, and the flat base is... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Lot 281. A Longquan celadon carved bowl, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century; 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The rounded conical sides carved in low relief on the exterior with a band of overlapping lotus petals rising from the slightly tapering ring foot, covered inside and out with a glaze of soft blue-green tone. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 10 December 1987, lot 196.  Note: Bowls of... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Qingbai porcelain incense burner, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Qingbai porcelain incense burner, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Height: 4 inches, 10.3 cm, Width: 3 1⁄2  inches, 9 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai tripod incense burner of archaic bronze ding form. The body  is of compressed spherical form and extends up towards a slightly flared faceted neck that terminates in a flat, wide, foliate rim. Two rectangular handles are attached to the top of the rim. The main body of the incense burner is impressed with six spherical panels.... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2018

A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century

Lot 4. A rare Junyao crackle-glazed dish, 13th century; 19.3cm (7 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,300 - 4,500). Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,301) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a recessed base raising to an everted rim, all under a thick lavender-blue glaze suffused with fine crackling, thinning above the foot to reveal the buff ware.  Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 - 1968), Grand Officer of the Italian Crown,... [Lire la suite]