16 décembre 2018

A large and magnificent gilt bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 226. A large and magnificent gilt bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. H 41.5cm. Estimate: €120,000 - €150,000 (US$135,996 - US$169,995). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. The figure is sitting sumptuously in dhyanasana above a base surrounded by two orders of elaborate tufts of lotus. The left hand represented in the dhyanamudra, the mudra of meditation, and the right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the gesture of testimony of the earth. The face is portrayed in serene... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2018

Rare imperial vase leads Bonhams Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale

Rare Imperial Ming-style underglaze-blue and copper-red vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) sold for HK$23,500,000 (US$3,003,514). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- Bonhams Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department presented a tightly curated collection across two sales including its bi-annual Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale followed by a single-owner collection of Chinese jades from The Durwin Tang Collection. Taking place on 27 November, the combined total of both sales achieved HK$73,550,000... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 65. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £60,000 (€68,718). © Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on an ungilded separately cast double-lotus pedestal base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti falling down over his crossed legs in undulous folds and opening at the chest to reveal elaborate jewellery, a celestial scarf around the shoulders and arms, the face with... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2018

A rare small blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1337. A rare small blue and white dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The slightly concave center of the interior is decorated with an immortal wearing a tall hat and long, loose robes enveloped by vapor which is being emitted by a carp emerging from waves below. The shallow, rounded sides are decorated on the exterior with branches of peaches.  Note: Compare the blue and white bowl dated to the late... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2018

A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1648. A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid upper section raised on a pierced pedestal foot and carved in openwork with three differently decorated bands, the middle section molded with chrysanthemum scroll between cell diaper below and foliate scroll and an everted barbed mouth rim above, covered overall in an... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1650. A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Robustly potted and relief-decorated with beaded chains suspending monster masks, lotus blossoms, tassels, and precious objects, all below a ruyi collar on the shoulder, and above a band of bosses and petal lappets, below rouleau, dots, ruyi, florets and bound-ruyi, around the... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 200. A large Longquan celadon jar, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm) diam. Estimate : GBP 3,000 - 6,000.  Price Realised: GBP 3750.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The sturdily potted jar is moulded to the shoulders with lobed cartouches enclosing incised lotus sprays, above a band of overlapping lappets that encircles the lower section. The vessel is covered overall in an olive-celadon glaze that stops at the mouth and foot ring exposing the body that has fired an... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

Statuette de Vajradhara en alliage de cuivre doré Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle

Lot 191. Statuette de Vajradhara en alliage de cuivre doré Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle; 19,3 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 EUR. Lot sold 162,500 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double socle lotiforme, les mains croisées devant la poitrine tenant chacune délicatement une longue tige de lotus dont les fleurs s'épanouissent près des épaules et soutenant d'un côté un vajra et de l'autre une cloche ghanta, richement paré de... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2018

Statuette de Maitreya en bronze doré, Tibet, XVE-XVIE siècle

Lot 192. Statuette de Maitreya en bronze doré, Tibet, XVE-XVIE siècle; 21,2 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimation: 120,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot sold 93,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur un double socle lotiforme, sa main droite en vitarka mudra et la gauche en avakasha mudra tenant des tiges de lotus fleurissant près de ses épaules, l'un soutenant le chilug, vêtu d'un fin dhoti et paré de riches bijoux, son visage en méditation orné... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2018

A Buncheong slip-decorated stoneware bottle, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century)

Lot 134. A Buncheong slip-decorated stoneware bottle, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century); 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018.  Of flattened globular form rising from a high splayed foot to the cylindrical neck that ends in a rolled lip, cut in the white slip applied to the body with lotus arabesques with incised-line details and applied with a celadon-tinged clear glaze, the circular foot rim unglazed. Property from the Sakamoto Family Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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