14 mai 2017

A fine and large bronze figure of Vairocana, 16th century

Lot 112. A fine and large bronze figure of Vairocana, 16th century. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £37,500 (€44,332). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated in dhyanasana with the hands in uttrabhodi mudra, the eyes slightly downcast with a serene expression flanked by elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings, all beneath blue-painted snailshell curls surrounded by a tall pierced tiara enclosing seated Buddhas and issuing ribbons falling over the shoulders, the elegantly flowing... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A large bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha on a lotus stand, 16th century

Lot 111. A large bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha on a lotus stand, 16th century. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000. Sold for £21,250 (€25,121). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal, with downcast eyes forming a meditative face flanked by pendulous ears and beneath a prominent ushnisha, simply attired in a robe with floral hem loosely revealing the chest, the hands in bhumisparsa mudra. 45cm (17 3/4in) high. (2). Provenance: an English... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A black tixi lacquer two-tiered box and cover, 16th century

Lot 321. A black tixi lacquer two-tiered box and cover, 16th century; 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Deeply carved around the exterior with continuous pommel scrolls, a central quatrefoil floret on the flattened cover, the interiors and base lacquered dark brown.   Note: Compare with a similar circular two-tiered box and cover with slightly different pommel-head design and of predominantly red colour, mid-Ming dynasty, illustrated in The Complete... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 140. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with canted incurved corners and shallow rounded sides, supported on a straight foot of corresponding shape, the interior elaborately carved with a scene depicting a group of scholars on horseback riding to a pavilion with their assistants, the landscape laden with verdant vegetation and rocky cliffs, the exterior with four sinuous writhing dragons... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 139. A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, deeply carved through  the red and black lacquer layers to the interior with ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly carved, the base lacquered dark brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 153. A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   of square section with indented corners, the cover with a figure seated below a pine tree in a terraced garden, all against a floral diapered ground and finely incised undulating lines figuring the sky, the lobed tiers with a single continuous lotus scroll, the interior and base lacquered black, all supported on a short raised foot encircled by... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer ovoid 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 152. A carved cinnabar lacquer ovoid 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 16,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the box with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely carved around the exterior in medium relief with a band of fruiting lychee branches reserved on a floret-diaper ground, all between narrow lappet and keyfret bands at the foot and rim, the domed cover similarly decorated, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A black lacquer 'tixi' tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 144. A black lacquer 'tixi' tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 22 cm, 8 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  of circular form, the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a thickly rolled rim, deeply carved through black and red lacquer layers with two rows of ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls enclosing a five-pointed star in the centre, the exterior similarly decorated with a foliate scroll, the base lacquered brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2017

A black lacquer 'tixi' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 143. A black lacquer 'tixi' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 15.7 cm, 6 3/16  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the rounded sides rising from a raised foot to an everted rim, the exterior deeply carved through layers of black and red lacquer with ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the interior and base along with the rims lined with a metal alloy fitting. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
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23 avril 2017

A black lacquer 'tixi' square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 142. A black lacquer 'tixi' square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. resting on a short foot, finely carved through layers of black and red lacquer, the interior centred on a four-lobed ruyi cloud, surrounded by three concentric bands of ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the sides with a repeated foliage pattern. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM