15 août 2019

A pair of small biscuit-decorated white-glazed bottle vases, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 714. A pair of small biscuit-decorated white-glazed bottle vases, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each vase is of pear shape and is applied with a chilong left in the biscuit at the shoulder. Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1964. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A large wood torso of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 1239. A large wood torso of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 48 in. (122 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The large torso shown wearing a priest's robe secured at the left shoulder over an underrobe tied with a knotted sash, the chest exposed above the graceful curve of a scarf, the face carved with gentle expression below hair pulled back from the forehead to frame a small round usnisa, traces of pigment. Provenance: In the... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A rare and unusual gilt-bronze tantric figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1303. A rare and unusual gilt-bronze tantric figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown seated in dhyanasana with the principal pair of hands in abhiseka mudra and eight further pairs of hands extended and holding various objects, including an axe,phurbu, elixir bottle, wheel of law and lotus flower, dressed in long flowing robes open at the chest to expose an elaborate... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1301. A gilt-bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 20¼ (51.3 cm.) high with throne. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown seated in vajrasana with left hand held over his lap and right hand holding a medicine fruit, with a wan symbol on his chest, and wearing layered robes with foliate borders, the separate lotus throne with a cut-out scroll band. Provenance: Acquired circa 1920s-70s and thence by descent... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

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

Lot 1302. A rare large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast seated in dhyanasana with hands held in vitarka mudra, dressed in finely cast, loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate jewelry, the cuffs and borders of the robes incised with floral scroll, the figure's broad face with downcast eyes, the hair dressed in knotted plaits and with... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A white and brown jade mandarin duck, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3243. A white and brown jade mandarin duck, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 2 1/2 in. (6.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The duck carved in the round holding a lingzhi spray in its beak with its head turned sharply looking back, the plumage well-carved and incised, its two feet tucked under its body, the stone of pale celadon with extensive russet brown areas and a smooth polish. ... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A small celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, longma, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3242. A small celadon jade carving of a mythical beast, longma, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 1 7/8 in. (4.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price Realized HKD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The mythical beast depicted as a recumbent horse resting on a sea of swirling waves with its head sharply turned to rest beside a stack of ribbon-tied scrolls on its back, the softly polished stone with russet and grey inclusions well-used within the carving. ... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3237. A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The recumbent elephant carved in the round with a large rotund body supported on four stout legs, finely incised with creases, its head turned slightly to one side with its trunk resting beside its foot, the stone of an opaque light grey tone with some minor darker... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small pale grey jade elephant and boy carving, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3236. A small pale grey jade elephant and boy carving, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) wide.Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Carved in the round as a playful boy clambering up onto the back of a recumbent elephant, its head turned to the side, its ears, tail and trunk finely detailed, the softly polished pale grey stone with some darker black striations.   Provenance: Acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 3063. An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 28 x 49 1/2 in. (71.1 x 125.7 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 7,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower... [Lire la suite]