22 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy figure of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 54. A gilt copper alloy figure of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century. With inset turquoise, coral, and lapis. Himalayan Art Resources item no.68458; 33.5 cm (13 1/4 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€ 870,000 - 1,300,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: The Nyingjei Lam Collection Published : David Weldon and Jane Casey Singer, The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, London, 1999, pp.112-3,... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 131. A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61682; 18.5 cm (7 1/4 in.) long. Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,900). Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 30,406). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Private European Collection, 1970s/80s. Note: Finely cast with four prongs at each end converging from the jaws of makara on the central axis. The ends emerge from elegant lotuses on either side of the central orb.After the fall of the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 161. A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61657; 28 cm (11 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€ 117,478). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Brooklyn Museum, New York, late 1960s/early 1970sThe Jack Zimmerman Collection, New York. Note: Avalokiteshvara manifests as wrathful protector in the form of Shadbhuja Mahakala ('Six-armed Mahakala'). Mahakala is a category of... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy figure of Lokeshvara Guhyasamaja, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 182. A gilt copper alloy figure of Lokeshvara Guhyasamaja, Tibet, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61639; 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 54,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 66,340). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Peter Fussel, London. Note: With his primary hands, the three-faced yidam unfurls a lotus budding from the tantric bell (ghanta) in his lap. The lotus is a profound Buddhist symbol of every being's capacity to achieve... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A Large Longquan celadon incised charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 36. A Large Longquan celadon incised charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) diam., wood stand. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,401 - USD 8,962). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 22 March 2007, lot 295Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot 1840.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
17 septembre 2018

A Vietnamese blue, white and red ewer, Hội An hoard, 15th century

Lot 609. A Vietnamese blue, white and red ewer, Hội An hoard, 15th century. H.: 23 cm. Estimation: € 500 - € 1000. Courtesy Rob Michiels Auctions.  Rob Michiels Auctions. Arts d'Asie I & II, 6-7 octobre 2018 

17 septembre 2018

A Vietnamese blue and white lotus dish, shipwreck Hội An hoard, 15th century

Lot 608. A Vietnamese blue and white lotus dish, shipwreck Hội An hoard, 15th century. Dia.: 36 cm - H.: 7 cm. Estimation: € 800 - € 1200. Courtesy Rob Michiels Auctions. Rob Michiels Auctions. Arts d'Asie I & II, 6-7 octobre 2018 
06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 249. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 7 3/4  in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a flared rim, finely carved to the center with a single stylized lotus spray, the well with a border of lotus blooms between a narrow band of classic floral scroll, further lotus blooms to the exterior above a keyfret band at the foot, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, an unglazed ring to the... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'windswept' meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464)

Lot 175. A pair of blue and white 'windswept' meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464). Height of taller 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each with a high rounded shoulder tapering to a narrow foot and surmounted by a short waisted neck and everted rim, boldly painted with a scholar standing on a rocky ledge beneath a willow tree, approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, the scene divided by scrolling... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 172. A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 In the form of a five-petalled prunus blossom, the flat top carved through the black and two red layers with a central floret encircled by five jianhuan sword pommel scrolls positioned above small dots, surrounded by a row of ten similar scrolls and another row of... [Lire la suite]