06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 196. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in pralambapadasana, the hands raised in dharmacakramudra holding stems issuing uptala lotuses along the elbows, wearing a dhoti incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 165. A parcel gilt bronze cup and stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. The stand: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hectafoil cup is cast on each petal on the exterior with a gilt cartouche enclosing a floral spray. The bracketlobed stand is decorated with a central flowerhead surrounded by a gilt band with raised decorations depicting figures in a landscape amidst flowering trees, birds and pagodas,... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2018

A 'Zhangzhou' blue-ground slip-decorated deep dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 548. A 'Zhangzhou' blue-ground slip-decorated deep dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. D.: 38.5 cm. (15 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. A décor de chrysanthèmes stylisés dans un médaillon central, le marli orné de branchages de fleurs ; égrenures et usures. Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann Ltd., Hong Kong. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
17 décembre 2018

A large blue and white bowl for the Islamic market, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 546. A large blue and white bowl for the Islamic market, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. D.: 35.5 cm. (14 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 900 - EUR 1,200. Price realised EUR 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. L'intérieur à décor d'un médaillon floral au centre, encerclé par des panneaux floraux d'inspiration islamique, ce décor repris sur l'extérieur ; petits fêles et restaurations. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
17 décembre 2018

A blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 542. A blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. D.: 33 cm. (13 in.). Estimate EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,000. Price realised EUR 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme bombée, reposant sur trois pieds surmountés par des masques de chimères, la panse à décor de lettrés accompagnés par des serviteurs sur des terrasses arborées dans un paysage nuageux ; restaurations, un fêle et égrenures. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018

22 août 2018

A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 155. A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The deep rounded sides well carved in relief with birds perched amidst various flowering branches and rocks reserved against a diaper ground above a plain petal-barbed band rising from the countersunk foot, with silver liner, the base lacquered blackish brown. Note: Compare the red lacquer bowl also... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and finely cast gilt-bronze standing figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1632. A large and finely cast gilt-bronze standing figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 22½ in. (57.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 626,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The guardian of the Buddhist faith portrayed with a youthful face, his hands held inanjalimudra, clad in full chain-mail armor and helmet, with billowing celestial scarf, sleeves and ribbons, the details all finely cast and chased, bronze stand. Note: Weituo is regarded... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

An Incense Box [Kogo] Mounted as an Inro, Momoyama Period, 16th-17th century

Lot 35. An Incense Box [Kogo] Mounted as an Inro, Momoyama Period, 16th-17th century; 7.5cm. diam. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000. Price realised GBP 3,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The circular box and cover decorated in gold, black and red hiramaki-e and takamaki-eand inlaid in carved ivory, stained ivory, coral, pewter, silver and mother-of-pearl with a pavillion in a rocky landscape with a waterfall and ducks, small mother-of-pearl sliding doors opening to reveal two Chinese figures, the... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2018

A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 551. A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved in shallow relief depicting Budai wearing loose open robes walking under a pine tree and holding a stick suspending a cloth bag, all against different diaper grounds indicating the sky and the land, the sides of the box and cover carved with key-fret bands, the interior and base lacquered... [Lire la suite]