14 septembre 2019

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

Lot 310. A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated regally in vajraparyankasana, the bodhisattva of the underworld crowned with a diadem of five lobed and pierced cartouches housing the five Tathagata Buddhas, with luxuriant, wide sashes flanking the body, the chest inscribed with an outlined wan framed by the... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2019

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

Lot 313. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the upturned soles of the feet each inscribed with a four-spoked dharmacakra, the hands in dhyana mudra, the dhoti sashed at the waist and the hems of the garments delicately chased with a brocade pattern of scrolling lotus, the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 309. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 36 in., 91.5 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 175,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the maternal emanation of the bodhisattva adorned in a long cowl sheltering the Amitabha crown above a neatly coiled and combed coiffure, the small, round face of the principal figure with hooded eyes and peaceful gaze, a tiered necklace framed by the open cowl with a... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

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

Lot 308. A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 26 1/3  in., 67 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 524,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity cast seated in vajraparyankasana with the proper left hand supporting a small vessel, the other holding a willow stem, a pierced diadem centered with a seated Amitabha Buddha encircling a neatly combed topknot, the long remaining tresses plaited over each shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1067. A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped vase is decorated in white slip on an amber-brown ground with two flower-pots of leafy, blossoming chrysanthemum growing amidst rockwork, Japanese wood box.  Note: Two slip-decorated brown-ground 'garlic mouth’ vases with similarly-rendered plants in the British Museum, are illustrated by J.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1060. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The vase is potted with two pronounced bulbs, each decorated with dense meandering floral scrolls, divided by a waisted neck encircled by a band of classic scroll, the narrow mouth rim with a lappet band, and the foot with overlapping petals, double Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2019

A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 395. A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16 in. (40.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved seated in dhyanasana, wearing layered robes falling in crisp graceful folds around the body, the face with gentle, contemplative expression, with a gilded filet worn over the hair which is painted blue and falls in curls from the tonsured top of the head, applied overall in red and gold lacquer... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

Back on Ming dynasty furniture sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 372. A rare huanghuali and nanmu wine table, jiuzhuo, 16th-17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 41 in. (104.1 cm.) wide, 29 5/8 in. (75.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 90,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 217,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The attractive large nanmu burl panel set into the broad rectangular huanghuali frame, with beaded 'ice-plate' edge above the wide, beaded undulating single-panel apron, the slightly splayed legs of circular... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 174. A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 38½ in. (98 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 169,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Cast with the figure holding his left hand before his chest and holding a scroll in his right, wearing ornate layered armour bound with cords and with monster-mask epaulettes at the shoulders, with a celestial scarf billowing above the shoulders and trailing down the sides, his leather... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A bronze figure of Weituo Pusa, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 173. A bronze figure of Weituo Pusa, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 24 in. (61 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Cast with the figure holding his left hand before his chest and holding a scroll in his right, wearing ornate layered armour bound with cords and with monster-mask epaulettes at the shoulders, with a celestial scarf billowing above the shoulders and trailing down the sides, his leather helmet with a... [Lire la suite]